Understanding your exam paper journey: A behind-the-scenes look

Have you ever wondered how your exam paper is developed, printed and marked? Now is your chance to find out!


To shine a light on this process, we have developed a series of videos which will take you through the entire process step-by-step. You'll learn about the collaborative approach involved in selecting the paper's topics and themes, as well as the rigorous measures taken to ensure the production of high-quality assessment materials. We'll even walk you through the marking process, so you can see how we evaluate your performance and make sure you get the grade you deserve.



In this first video, we talk to Catherine Webster, Assistant Director, to discuss the creation of the exam paper. Catherine gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the collaborative process involved in developing the paper's theme and selecting the content to be included. She also explains the rigorous quality control measures taken to ensure that the exam paper is fair, accurate, and meets our high standards.




In the second video, we sit down with Gavin Naish, Logistics Operation Manager, to discuss the printing and despatch process of the exam papers. Gavin takes us through the multi-step process involved in printing and packing the exam papers, including the different security measures taken.




In the third and final video, we chat to Sally Melhuish, Assistant Director of Assessment Qualifications, to discuss the process of marking the exam papers. Sally takes us through the careful selection process involved in identifying and recruiting the most qualified examiners. She also walks us through the marking process, including the rigorous procedures in place to ensure consistency and accuracy in marking across the different papers and examiners.




For further information or to feedback, please email feedback@wjec.co.uk