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The exam secretary's year;Missing exam papers;Management amp; Finance;Update

* SeptemberOctober

DFEE return for league tables

Exam appeals and queries

Entries for November resits

Registration and entries for some modular A-levels and GCSEs

Registration of GNVQ pupils

Entries for January GNVQs

Complete forms from exam boards for estimated numbers of entries for next

year

Papers arrive for November GCSEs

* November

Examinations

GNVQ registration and entries

Receive and process A-level and GCSE certificates

* December

Manage GCSE winter module exams

Begin paperwork for main exam entries

* JanuaryFebruary

Complete exam entries for summer A-levels and GCSEs, AGCSE spring modules,

March GNVQs

Arrange for special requirements (large print paper, extra time etc)

Manage GNVQ exams

* March

Manage GNVQ exams and AGCSE spring modules

* April

Detect exam timetable clashes and propose alternative arrangements

Gather estimated grades from departments

Main exam papers arrive

Provide pupils with individual exam timetables

Look at exam room arrangements

* May

Manage KS3 national tests

Some GCSE and A-level exams start

Parcel up and send off coursework

Publish exam timetable with rooms and invigilators

* June

Manage main exams - GCSEs, A-levels, GNVQ modules

Pack and send scripts to examiners

* July

Tidy up, then take a breather

* August

Results arrive

Analysis and printing of results sheets for pupils

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