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We have published a response to the Department for Education’s consultation into secondary schools accountability measures.
Ofqual has today (Friday, May 3) published the findings of its annual survey on public perceptions of GCSEs, A levels and other qualifications. The survey also asked questions about people’s perceptions of Ofqual. Surveys were conducted in England with the general public, parents, students, teachers and headteachers (carried out by Ipsos MORI) and employers and… Read more »
Exams regulator Ofqual has today (Thursday, April 25) launched a consultation on changes to GCSE English and English language in order to help protect against the problems experienced last year. The proposals, which would apply to GCSEs in England, would see: Speaking and listening assessment results no longer counting towards the overall grade Final grades… Read more »
This letter talks about our plans for regulating qualifications based on our ‘Risk based regulation’ consultation. It highlights changes to the RITS system and also contains an Annex titled ‘Criteria for descriptions of qualifications subject to an accreditation requirement’ Download regulatory letter RO11/2013
Teachers, headteachers and examiners: please take part in our short surveys on quality of marking in exams.
After a number of serious errors in question papers in 2011, we took action and required each awarding organisation to formally undertake to improve its processes for producing exam papers and to implement additional checks of papers. Since summer 2011 we have introduced a system for awarding organisations to report question paper errors, and we… Read more »
The RITS training environment is not available because we are making some essential improvements to the RITS service. We expect the work to be finished this summer. We will make the training environment available again later this year after we have tested it fully.
There are changes happening to GCSE, AS and A level qualifications in various stages over the next few years. For more information see our changes to qualifications pages.
We have published the results of our recent consultation on English for Speakers of Other Languages qualifications.
Ofqual has today published its response to the Secretary of State’s recent correspondence regarding A level reform. You can download the letter below: Download the letter