Exams policy: model and examples

Save time by downloading and adapting our model exams policy, and see examples of policies from other schools.

Last reviewed on 11 January 2024See updates
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  1. Download our model policy
  2. Make sure you're compliant with JCQ requirements
  3. Examples of exams policies

Download our model policy

Model Policy: exams DOC, 314.0 KB

Our model is designed for you to adapt to your school's context, and has been approved by Forbes Solicitors

It's based on the model policy from the Department for Education (DfE) and links to JCQ guidance and regulations.

For more model policies and complete policy support from The Key, see the policy bank.

Make sure you're compliant with JCQ requirements

Exam centres hosting exams that fall under the JCQ must comply with JCQ's general regulations for approved centres.

If you're inspected by the JCQ Exam Centre Service, you'll need these written policies:

  • Child protection/safeguarding policy
  • Complaints policy
  • Conflict of interests policy
  • Data protection policy
  • Equalities policy
  • Examination contingency plan
  • Internal appeals procedure
  • Malpractice policy
  • Policy regarding the management of GCSE and GCSE non-examination assessments
  • Whistle-blowing policy
  • Policy on the use of word processors in examinations

These don't all need to be exam-specific policies.

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