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This part of the website is for exam officers in schools, colleges and other institutions which enter candidates for WJEC examinations.
November 2013 and January/June 2014 Exam Timetables
The provisional timetables for the 2013 and 2014 series are now available for centre comment.
As a consequence of the Ofqual decision to discontinue the January GCE/GCSE series, the January 2014 GCE and GCSE timetables will not apply to centres based in England.
The January 2014 GCSE series will be available to centres outside England. WJEC is still awaiting confirmation from Welsh Government as to whether the January GCE series will continue to be available in Wales. If this series does not proceed in Wales, then the January GCE assessment opportunity will be withdrawn entirely.
Examinations during severe weather conditions and periods of disruption
- Questions and answers for school and college managers about the exams
- Questions and Answers for parents and students
- JCQ Advice to centres - severe weather conditions
Errors in Question Papers
In the unlikely event that a centre identifies an error within a WJEC question paper, or within related assessment material information can be found at the following link.
Unitised Specifications - GCSE
Video explaining entry and re-sit rules for GCSE unitised specifications:
Unitised Specifications - GCSE video
Summer 2012 series– submission of marks for internally assessed exam components
Centres are advised that the online procedures used for submitting centre marks for GCE subjects and for GCSE English/English Literature in summer 2011 will be extended to cover all remaining GCSE subjects in summer 2012.
The system involves the inputting of centre marks by subject teachers into a web-page which will be pre-populated with the relevant candidate entry details. This will then automatically identify the sample candidates and will enable the sampling process and the upload of marks to be completed in a single electronic transaction. All subject teachers who will be uploading marks will therefore require (i) a secure website account, (ii) access to the “Enter Coursework Marks” facility, and (iii) access to the specific web page(s) for their subjects. Website primary account holders (i.e. exams officers) can now create the necessary accounts and allocate the required access via the Account Admin page, in readiness for the upload of marks from March 2012.
The online system is far quicker and more user friendly than the traditional methods involving optically read “C Forms” and manual mark sheets, and should result in a significant reduction in the bureaucratic burden on centres.
Subject teachers will, of course, still need to complete hard copies of the individual coursework cover sheets as these contain the teacher/candidate authentication declarations, but the moderation sample mark-sheets sheets and C forms which have been used in previous years will no longer be required.
This provides a good introduction to the new system for any centres unfamiliar with it. Updated guidance/screenshots for summer 2012 will be issued early in the new-year.
In the meantime however, if you have any queries about these new arrangements please contact:
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Copies of all important WJEC documents are available in the documents section of this page.
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.
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.
WJEC also operates an annual programme of training for both new and experienced exams officers – details of which will be advertised on this website, under 'Professional Development'.