End of Summer

The End of the Summer Season – by Rebecca Rowley

The end of the summer season. Is there such a thing? There are certainly little endings, the last exam for sure. But maybe earlier than that, you can close up one exam space earlier than the others, pack up a few desks, take down some signage? All leading up to that part of the year…

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Managing Workload

Managing Workload

The one thing you can be sure of as an Exams Officer is that there is always plenty to do and always plenty to be planning for! In this blog, we’ll be exploring those competing demands and what you can do to mitigate workload issues throughout the year. At any one time you could be…

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Effective Communication

Effective Communication

So, we’ve reached that bit between Christmas (results days) and New Year (erm, new year) when it’s a case of tidying up what’s done and looking ahead to what’s new – planning and trying to find a place for everything. The world of qualifications being what it is, nothing stays the same for long and…

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CPD Member

What a journey it has been!

There is that old saying… “life is like driving a car, it is good to glance back and see how far you have come, but if you stare too long you will miss the future…” What a journey it has been. When I became an exams officer it was two weeks before the summer exam…

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Big Journey

The Big Journey…

It has been five amazing years… As I pack my suitcase to travel to deliver another exam office face-to-face support session it is time to reflect on the last five years. What I have learnt about running a business. Here are my top five lessons learnt: 1. Find Your Tribe. It is not always easy…

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Exam Officer Training

Supporting Exam Officers for the Summer 2022 Examination Series

The summer exam season is back and how we have missed you… Exam Officers & Data Solutions Ltd was created to support the exams function within schools and colleges. This can help maximise student success, as well as ensuring compliance with the Joint Council for Qualifications and Awarding Organisations regulations. Behind every business is a…

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Exam Officers and Data Solutions Ltd

Training update: 03/06/2021

We are delighted to be able to announce a face to face event exam officer professional development day which will take place on Tuesday 28th September in London. We are looking forward to seeing people again! There will break out rooms for both new to role exam officers and experienced exam officers. We will be…

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Access Arrangements and the Exam Officer

Access Arrangements and the Exam Officer

Access Arrangements and the Exam Officer So, what are access arrangements? Access Arrangements are pre-examination adjustments, based on the normal way of working and evidence of need. Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special education needs, disabilities, or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment. It is a requirement of…

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