As we head into the third week of exams, JCQ and its member awarding bodies want to extend a big ‘thank you’, to all exams officers and centre staff who have worked incredibly hard to support and deliver this summer’s exams.
We know some of you are new to the role and were not involved in the last summer exam series that took place in 2019. To help with this, here’s a reminder of two things that are essential to ensuring the security and integrity of exams.
- Two people are required to check every question paper packet, before it is opened.
- The date and time must be double checked by both members of staff before opening the question paper packet.
- The journey of a question paper infographic provides a detailed flowchart to guide you with handling and securing question papers in your centre.
This video provides an example of this, along with general guidance for what to do on the day of the exam. We’ve broken it up into chapters to help you navigate through the different topics.
We want to remind you, that you should expect to be inspected by the JCQ Centre Inspection Service at least once during the 2022 exam series.
You can find more information in relation to question paper security in our Instructions for conducting examinations and Suspected Malpractice Policies and Procedures.
We are aware that a small number of Exams Officers recently received a suspicious email containing a virus.
Here is a screenshot of the email
This is a gentle reminder asking you to remain vigilant about potential cyber-attacks. If you receive this or any other email you are unsure about, do not open it or click on any links. Contact your IT department for support.
Our April newsletter contained helpful information about free security checks available from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
Further updates to come
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