Monthly Exams Update

A free-to-access monthly update for exams office staff detailing the main exams-related tasks for the month, together with What's new and Reminders from The Exams Office

May 2018 - Monthly Exams update (free to download)

For previous monthly exams updates, please see our Exams Updates Archives page

Download the May 2018 update for more details on the following...

Message to our members Final preparations for the summer examination series

An update from Ofqual Let's have a successful exam series

Key tasks (for May)

Key documents (to be added during May)

Our new-look TEO Education online store

Our Summer conference in July 2018 and new invigilator training events in 2018/19

Reminders of the further support and information provided by The Exams Office

Key exam dates

Exams Timetable Tool

See our 'Exams Timetable Tool' - an online tool which can be filtered to identify exams taking place during the 2017/18 academic year. Click the logo below to acquire the confirmed exam timetables from OCR, Pearson, WJEC & AQA

A spreadsheet containing 2017/18 exam dates is also be available on the 'Exams Timetable Tool' page of our website from 1 September (this is available to members only).

Key Dates Calendar

Our 'Key Dates Calendar' is an online tool which lists the exam dates and deadlines as issued by the JCQ, OCR, Pearson, AQA and WJEC. Click the logo below to acquire this key information in one, easy-to-use, time-saving tool.

A spreadsheet containing 2017/18 key dates and deadlines is available on the 'Key Dates Calendar' page of our website from 1 September (free access to all).

Provisional Summer 2019 Exams Timetable Tool 

Now available to view - COMMON TIMETABLE May/June 2019 Provisional version agreed by the JCQ 

Network map

In conjunction with OCR, The Exams Office launched an exams 'Network Map'. It lists over 100 network groups across England. For information of a network group near to you, click on the map below.

Professional Development Programme

Information on our free-to-attend (for members) National Professional Development Conferences

These conferences forming part of our Professional Development Programme are held in January and July across England. 


The latest training events for exams officers and senior leaders/line managers and invigilator training

Also see Awarding Body/Key stakeholder updates

  • JCQ - Latest news, information and guidance
  • Ofqual - Latest news and consultations
  • A2C - Latest news and information
  • OCR - monthly update, training and customer support
  • Pearson/Edexcel - weekly update round-up and training
  • AQA - monthly update and key online information
  • WJEC - Online information 

The Exams Office takes no responsibility for any outcomes in schools/colleges as a result of the information provided on our website or within our documentation. It is the responsibility of schools/colleges to apply this information as they deem necessary within their own centre. You should always contact/refer to the relevant awarding body for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding their qualifications.

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