This part of the website is for exam officers in schools, colleges and other institutions which enter candidates for WJEC examinations.
November 2017 series - Early entry announcement (centres in Wales)
Due to the Education Secretary’s announcement earlier this week, that from summer 2019, only a pupil’s first entry to a GCSE examination will count in schools’ performance measures, any centre who has made entries for the November 2017 series for pupils in year 10, or below, may withdraw those entries without incurring any charges. However, withdrawals must be received by WJEC no later than 5 pm on Thursday October 26.
The deadline for submission of preliminary entries has now passed.
Preliminary entries are an important source of information for WJEC, and are used to calculate the despatch of examination stationery, pre-release materials and early exam papers to centres. It is therefore imperative that they are submitted as accurately as possible and by the published deadline.
Information regarding the available entry codes can be found in the documents below.
November examinations will take place between 1 – 14 November, and the deadline for submission of internal assessment is 5 November.
Examinations Officer Training
Please click here to book onto a course
WJEC Experienced Exam Officer Training
. 14 November 2017 - Cardiff
. 16 November 2017 - Mold
. 17 November 2017 - Caernarfon
. 21 November 2017 - Swansea
. 23 November 2017 - Carmarthen
. 24 November 2017 - Cardiff
Malpractice and Whistleblowing
If you believe that you have witnessed malpractice in examinations or assessments, please review the information on our malpractice page and contact us immediately.
WJEC follows the JCQ processes on Malpractice as documented in the JCQ "Suspected Malpractice in Examinations and Assessments" guide.
Our Malpractice - "A Guide for Centres" document outlines WJEC processes and provides advice and guidance.
Post Results Services and Appeals
Ofqual have recently published decisions on changes to regulations for post results services and appeals.
WJEC, working with the other JCQ awarding organisations, has updated its procedures to ensure that they reflect Ofqual’s decisions. Further information is available here.
Information on Post-Results Services can be found on our Post-Results Services web page.
WJEC follows the JCQ processes on appeals as documented in the JCQ 'Guide to the awarding bodies' appeals processes'.
Our 'Appeals – A guide for centres' document outlines WJEC's processes for appeals concerning enquiries about results, malpractice, access arrangements, special consideration and other examination and assessment administrative decisions.
Legacy and reformed AS, A level and GCSE Resit
The WJEC Guide to Resits provides information on the eligibility criteria and rules for resits.
Information on the legacy resit opportunities available for 2017-18 can be found in the following link.
WJEC Final and provisional timetables can be found on our Key Dates and Timetables page.
WJEC secure website
The WJECs secure website (available only to examination centres and for which separate registration is required) offers a range of additional materials, including past papers free of charge, and enables exam officers to conduct certain online transactions.
A wide range of documentation relating to common administrative processes across all general qualification awarding bodies can be found on the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) website.
Exam Officer Support
There are membership organisations that offer support to exams officers.
Wales Centre Support Team
In September 2015, the team members transferred to the External Relations department of Qualifications Wales, the new regulator for qualifications in Wales.
Unitised Specifications - GCSE
Video explaining entry and re-sit rules for GCSE unitised specifications:
Unitised Specifications - GCSE video