Question papers must not be released to centre personnel until after the awarding body’s published finishing time for the examination or, in the case of a timetable variation, until all candidates within the centre have completed the examination.

For CCEA examinations, question papers must not be released until 24 hours after the published finishing time for the examination. (Section 31.1)

Note – Although this change is unlikely to directly impact on invigilators, invigilators must ensure that question papers are only given to the person responsible for despatching scripts to the awarding body/examiner (usually the exams officer) and not released directly to other centre staff.