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Exams officers update

Your monthly update (June 2023)

Below you’ll find your monthly update for June 2023, including key upcoming dates for your diary for reasonable adjustments, post-results and assessment and delivery support, and more.  

Important reminders 

Term-time checks 

We recently contacted you if you needed to complete two term-time certification checks. The deadline for these has now passed and you’ll need to submit your information as soon as possible, if you haven’t already. Find out more and submit your term-time checks now.  

Preparing for moderation 

We want you to feel prepared for moderation and aware of what happens next, so we’ve provided a summary of everything you need to know. This includes our approach to moderation, key dates and the support you’ll receive following moderation. Read the summary. Resources to help support exams officers in their roles from Ofqual  

Delivering exams and assessments is a tough job and one that requires all-year-round effort as well as managing particular challenges. Ofqual recognises the pivotal role of the exams officer in the smooth running of exams and assessments in schools, colleges and other exam centres.  

Ofqual has produced a range of resources to support exams officers in their important role, covering both GCSE and A level, T Level and vocational and technical qualification (VTQ) assessments which you can find here.  


In our Key Dates Schedule, you’ll find the assessment dates for our CACHE, T Level and V Cert qualifications for June 2023.  

In our Key Dates Schedule, you’ll find the assessment dates for our CACHE, T Level and V Cert qualifications for June 2023.  

Access the Key Dates Schedule.  

If you require a reasonable adjustment submission and/or paper modification, please ensure they’re booked before the below deadlines:  

  • Reasonable adjustments (PDF requests, language modifiers and speech recognition): prior to the booking cut-off date  
  • Paper modifications (braille): 30 working days before the assessment  
  • Paper modifications (enlarged paper or coloured paper): 15 working days before the assessment  
  • Reasonable adjustments (practical assistant): one day prior to the assessment  
  • All other reasonable adjustments: up to the assessment date.  

For more information on reasonable adjustments and how to submit an application, visit this page 

You can find the upcoming post results deadlines for assessments for our CACHE and T Level qualifications for June in the Key Dates Schedule.  

Access the Key Dates Schedule.  

We understand that there are times when a student or provider feels that a result is at variance with their reasonable expectations. Therefore, there is a range of post-results options available to providers to support you and your students.  

Requests for reviews of marking or access to scripts can be submitted by the provider on behalf of the student (with their consent), however before doing so, please ensure you’re familiar with our Enquiries about Results and Assessment Decisions Policy. 

More information on post-results services can be found here.  

Visit our assessment support page where you'll find everything you need to support you with assessment, including policies, forms and guidance on online assessment, remote invigilation, assessment and results queries, appeals, certificates, special considerations, access arrangements and reasonable adjustments, and much more. 

Visit our delivery support page where we have over 1000 informative and engaging learning resources. Here, you'll find all you need to deliver our qualifications and support your learners. 

View our Qualifications for Specific Delivery (QSID) document which provides qualification-specific instructions relating to the administration of external assessments for NCFE qualifications. 

We’re looking forward to exhibiting at this year’s NAEO Summer Conference! The event will bring together NAEO members, key stakeholders, guest speakers, and a range of exhibitors to enjoy and participate in a diverse range of presentations, workshops, and activities which are intended to help members become more effective and efficient in their role. Book your place today.

The Exams Office, in conjunction with their training partner Exams Training, offers a range of face-to-face training events delivered by industry experts, supported by high quality resources and held at 4/5-star venues across England. Events are available for: 

  • Exams officers 
  • Senior leaders/line managers 
  • Invigilators. 

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