Other Common Questions
Can I reproduce any of the material available on the JCQ CIC website, such as the guidance materials, on my own website?
No, materials available on the JCQCIC website may not be used in this way unless you have permission from the JCQCIC to do so.
I’ve lost my examination certificates, where can I get hold of copies?
Over the past twenty years a number of examination boards have merged. If you are not sure which board/s you took your examinations with or how to contact them please see the document produced by Ofqual at http://www.ofqual.gov.uk/help-and-support/94-articles/264-getting-copies-of-exam-certificates This shows how examination boards merged to form the current awarding bodies.
If you still cannot remember which board/s you took your examinations with you can contact the various awarding bodies to see if they have a record of you achieving a qualification with them. If they cannot find a record of your qualification with them and therefore cannot issue confirmation they will not make any charge.
Please note that there is generally a charge for issuing confirmation of qualifications and you will need to be able to prove that you are the certificate holder.
Who do I contact about the Centre Inspection Service?
The JCQCIC Centre Inspection Service in England is administered by AQA. The inspection service covers centres offering GCSE, GCE, Basic Skills, Functional Skills, Key Skills, Principal Learning and Entry Level examinations. Notification of intent to conduct an exam at an alternative site must be made to the JCQCIC Centre Inspection Service. The relevant form can be found on this website here.
The JCQCIC Centre Inspection Service in Wales is administered by WJEC.
The JCQCIC Centre Inspection Service in Northern Ireland is administered by CCEA.
To email the JCQCIC Centre Inspection Service, please click here.
How are exam timetables set?
The Common Timetable
Each year the Awarding Bodies and the JCQCIC hold a meeting to agree the Common Timetable for the next academic year.
Due to the short period of time available in the academic year for examinations and the quick turnaround required for marking scripts and issuing results, it is unfortunately impossible to have a common timetable with only one subject scheduled for each day.
However, when setting the new timetable, care is taken to avoid certain subject combinations commonly chosen by candidates (such as Biology, Chemistry and Physics) from being scheduled on the same day.
Similarly subjects such as English and mathematics which tend to attract the largest number of entries will be kept as far from each other on the timetable as possible to ensure the minimum number of candidates will be affected by any timetable clashes.