Managing Exams in Schools & Colleges: Remarks, Appeals & Good Practice

Confirmed speakers:

  • Richard Garrett, Director for Policy & Strategic Relationships, Ofqual


In 2016 Ofqual introduced the current rules for the way concerns about a candidate’s GCSE, AS or A level marks are considered by exam boards. Proposed "small changes" to "enhance" these rules are currently being considered following a public consultation. A key concern for teachers, students and parents alike, how should schools & colleges approach the remarking and appeals process?

Join Westminster Briefing on 9 July for an up to date brief on how exam boards must handle reviews of marking, moderation and appeals, considerations schools & colleges should make when developing their own remarking & appeals procedures, and current good practice in managing exams more generally.

Key issues to be covered include:

  • Rules for handling reviews of marking, moderation & appeals and what they mean for schools
  • Developing and communicating a remarking & appeals policy
  • Paying for remarking and appeals
  • Handling and storing exam papers
  • Recruiting, training and managing invigilators
  • Supporting students with additional needs
  • Applying for special considerations
  • Planning for disruptions
  • Pro-actively tackling mobile phone misuse

The event:

The morning sessions will focus on remarks & appeals, specifically regulations governing how exam boards must handle them and considerations schools & colleges should make when developing their own procedures.

The afternoon session share examine management good practice and what different schools & colleges can learn from each other. 

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in school exams, including: designated exam officers; head/deputy/assistant headteachers; principals & chief executives; exam boards; governors; LEAs; teaching unions; and representative groups.

Further information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Tuesday 9th July 2019

11:00am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)


This event will take place in Central London. The venue will be announced closer to the date.


Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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