Exams policy: model and examples
Save time by downloading and adapting our model exams policy, and see examples of policies from other schools.
Download our model policy
Our model is designed for you to adapt to your school's context, and has been approved by Forbes Solicitors.
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
Data protection policy
Examination contingency plan
Internal appeals procedure
Policy regarding the management of GCSE and GCSE non-examination assessments
Policy on the use of word processors in examinations
These don't all need to be exam-specific policies. For example, your school has a