Complete Control Over All Aspects of External Exams & Customisation Options

External Exams Manager is designed to give you complete control over all aspects of managing and administering external exams – simple, easy to use and highly effective from entry right through to results. Using a wide range of customisable options, this module allows you to give individual candidates all the specific exam details they need.

It lets you specify relevant areas of study and keep clear, up-to-date records of all information, for students and staff. You can also bring in external candidates and separate them from internal ones when you need to, and keep track of entry forms for groups and individual students.

A Simple Step-by-Step Wizard & In-Built Reports

Using data entry forms you can submit forecast grades and coursework marks, reschedule and specify the location of each exam and produce seating plans with a simple step-by-step wizard. You can create results files too, previewing and publishing them without having to be in school, and view and edit exam results in whatever way you need to.

It also produces in-built reports for each stage of the exams process that can be connected to SQL Server Reporting Services, and creates various EDI files, all with added preview functions. Exams External Manager is also fully integrated with the Student Profiles, Parent and Student Portals – perfect for displaying all the key exams information students need.

Features overview

BaseData Importer

A simple user-friendly basedata import routine allowing the user to view the imported basedata.

Examination Programme

A customisable layer of defined options allowing your school to specify all relevant programmes of study.

Candidate Management

A simple candidate import routine which is responsible for allocating all of the necessary candidate details and extra arrangements to a student.

External Candidates

A function to bring in external candidates and the ability to separate external candidates from internal candidates.

Coursework & Forecast Grades

Simple data entry forms for the submission of forecast grades and coursework marks.

Inbuilt Reports

A collection of in-built reports for each stage of the exams process, with additional full integration with SQL Server Reporting Services.

Examination Integration

Integration with the Student Profiles module and Parent and Student Portals, where key exams information is displayed for candidates.

Seating Plans

A simple step-by-step wizard for the production of seating plans.

Link to SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority)

Easily import SQA reference files and automatically assign students with a Scottish Candidate Number (SCN). Create submissions files to send back to SQA with relevant information prior to exam start date.

“iSAMS is an integral part of Sevenoaks School’s strategy for high quality student data.”

Sarah Williamson - Director of Information Systems, Sevenoaks School

“iSAMS has been a huge success and it has revolutionised the way in which we manage information and communication between staff, pupils and parents.”

John Willetts – MIS Manager and Timetabler, Sherborne School

“iSAMS is the most intuitive, flexible and user-friendly school MIS that I have come across in my career so far. They are progressive and up-to-date with the latest technologies and recently with the release of their apps, it has positively transformed the way we manage various in-house processes and improve our parental engagement & communication.”

Benoy Ittyavirah - Director of IT, Staff Training & Development, Wycliffe College

“Sherborne Girls was an early adopter of the ISAMS product and we have been very happy with how the product range has grown. The fact that it is compatible with other systems such as SOCs, AccessIt Library, the Room Booking System, the Parents Evening System, CPOMS and TimeTabler has made integration across school departments much easier.”

Louise Orton - Deputy Head, Teaching and Learning, Sherborne Girls

“Our school was looking for a student information system which could integrate well with other systems and provide the level of customisability we were looking for, iSAMS was the only one which gave us this!”

Jacob Martin - International School of Zug and Luzern, Director of Teaching and Learning