INTERNATIONAL EXAMS OFFICER TRAINING
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The Exams Office (in conjunction with Pearson/Edexcel) stage an annual training session for International exams officers. In November 2021, these sessions will be held in Dubai at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences.
INTERNATIONAL EXAMS OFFICER TRAINING 2021
The Exams Office will be hosting exams training for overseas centres on 14 & 15 November 2021…with access to free invigilator training for all delegates – and up to 4 of their invigilators – taking place on 11 November. See below for further details.
Dates: 14 & 15 November (9.00am – 4.00/4.15pm)
14 November – Exam changes 2021/2022
15 November – Key exams-related tasks from November to February
Date: 11 November (10.00am – 2.00/2.15pm) – Invigilator training
Venue: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Building 14, Dubai Healthcare City
P.O Box 505055, Dubai UAE
Cost: £595 per delegate – additional delegates are charged at £295 per delegate – for attendance at all 3 events listed above
Please note: Delegates have access to all events – Exam changes 2021/2022, Key exams-related tasks from November to February and the Invigilator Training (non-attendance at any event does not acquire a reduced delegate rate)
The delegate rate includes:
- Access to The Exams Office website to 30 July 2022 (from the point of payment of invoice)
- Attendance for up to 4 invigilators/exams office staff (this number may be increased depending on capacity) at the half-day invigilator training session taking place at MBRU on 11 November
- This training/support, if purchased separately, would cost over £750
All delegates will receive a free copy of the 2021/2022 JCQ Instructions for conducting examinations booklet
Day 1 (14 November) – Registration from 8.15am
Session starts at 9.00am and ends at 4.00/4.15pm
Understanding AQA, Pearson and Cambridge exam changes for the 2020/2021 academic year
A comprehensive review of the exam changes relating to AQA, Pearson and Cambridge qualifications for the new academic year. Our team of exams experts will help delegates interpret the changes and the impact upon their centre.
Delegates will also have an opportunity to discuss the changes with fellow delegates and consider how to implement these within their centre.
Key changes in the following publications will be addressed:
- General Regulations for Approved Centres
- Instructions for conducting examinations
- Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (areas relevant to exams officers)
- Suspected Malpractice Policies and Procedures
- A guide to the special consideration process
- Instructions for conducting non-examination assessments
- Information for candidates – written exams, non-examination assessments, coursework, on-screen tests, Privacy Notice and Social Media
Stakeholder update for the 2021/2022 academic year
An update will be provided from key stakeholders (DfE, Ofqual and the awarding bodies) relating to examinations taking place during the 2021/2022 academic year.
Understanding Cambridge Assessment International Education exam changes for the 2020/2021 academic year
A guide to the key regulation changes relating to Cambridge Assessment International Education (previously Cambridge International Examinations) examinations.
The Exams Office support for exams officers
A guide to the latest information and resources available on The Exams Office website.
Day 2 (15 November) – Registration from 8.15am
Session starts at 9.00am and ends at 4.00/4.15pm
This training event has been designed to supported both those exams officers who are new to the exams officer role, and experienced exams officers who want a ‘refresher’ course, or a guide to the key exams-related tasks which must be undertaken from November to February.
The areas covered will include (this is an indicative list):
- Key deadlines
- Exam policies
- Storing confidential exam materials
- Centre inspections
- Contingency planning
- Briefing candidates and staff
- The role of the Senior Leadership Team/Head of centre
- Access arrangements – the role of an exams officer
- Managing the exam entries process
- Managing your invigilation team
- Preparing candidates for exam days
Invigilator training (11 November) – Registration from 9.15am
Session starts at 10.00am and ends at 2.00/2.15pm
A training session for those invigilating or training invigilators for Pearson and AQA examinations during the 2021/2022 academic year.
Each centre can send up to 4 delegates (numbers may be increased based upon capacity).
The following areas will be covered:
- The qualities required to invigilate
- The role of an invigilator
- Preparing for the examination
- At the beginning of the examination
- During the examination
- Dealing with irregularities
- At the end of, and after, the examination
- Instructions for conducting on-screen tests
- Exam regulation changes for 2021/2022
- Access arrangements (for invigilators supervising candidates and facilitators supporting candidates)