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Main purpose of post
The Examination Officer (EO) is responsible for the administration of public examinations related to GCSE, AS, A2 and Key Skills. However, this role also requires the EO to work closely with anyone administering any other type of internal or external examinations in order to avoid clashes and to maintain an effective running of the school's examination system.
Duties and responsibilities
1. Liaising with heads of department and/or any other member of staff to ensure that the correct entries are made for all GCSE, AS, A2 & Key Skill examinations.
2. Checking entries are correct and agreed by both students and staff.
3. Issuing rules of conduct to all students and staff
4. Issuing students with their entry slips and making any necessary corrections.
5. Drawing up examination timetables as soon as is practicable in order to determine issues related to invigilation, study leave and general school planning.
6. For all areas being used for GCSE, AS, A2 and Key Skills, the EO must book, prepare, organise and supervise these examinations in accordance with the exam regulations laid down by all the examination boards.
7. Supplying all the necessary stationery and materials related to the smooth running of the examination system.
8. Liaising with the Director of Studies (DOS) as the deputy Examination Officer on invigilation and any other issues related to the smooth running of the public examination and internal examination system (mocks in January) in the school.
9. Dealing with special considerations and any other requirements related to the smooth running of the examination system.
10. Ensuring all necessary certification is dealt with in the timescales set by the boards and implemented by the school.
11. Attending GCSE and AS/A2 result days, distributing documentation to staff and dealing with queries, where appropriate, from students, staff and parents.
12. Checking statistical data related to all entries and the analysis of results.
13. Liaising with Deputy Head in regard to 6th form results, cashing in and retakes.
14. The formal issue of certificates for events such as speech night and other award assemblies.
15. Liaising with DOS on the provision of statistics for the DfES, Head and other related interest groups. (Governors Reports, Press Officer etc).

16. Ensuring that the DOS, Deputy Head, Heads of Department are fully updated on all dates, changes in examination procedures, entries and results. 

17. Keeping up to date with examination requirements, including the development of appropriate computer systems that meet the needs of the public examination system.
18. Preparing and checking student examination fees for each examination period.
19. Checking all examination fees and charges from each examination board.

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