Last reviewed on 20 December 2022
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools Academies Free schools Independent schools Sixth-form colleges Further education Pupil referral units Non-maintained special schools

Save time by adapting our model non-examination assessment policy. Understand what you're required to include, and find examples from schools to help you with writing your own policy.

Download our model policy

Our model, approved by Forbes Solicitors, is designed for you to adapt to suit your school's context.

It takes into account relevant requirements and good practice, and draws on the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) guidance on: 

The model policy isn't intended to replace the JCQ guidance, to which you should always refer to make sure you meet requirements.

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What your policy must cover

Each exam centre is required to have a non-examination assessment policy in place. Your policy must:

The head of centre should use the JCQ's guidance on non-examination assessments “to ensure that the centre’s