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Content moving to GOV.UK (7th November)

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Our website is moving to GOV.UK. To help you know where to look for content we will try and keep you up to date with when we expect content to move across to GOV.UK. Below is the content we are working on at the moment and when we expect it to move over to the GOV.UK… Read more »

Ofqual launches consultation on Developing New GCSEs, A levels and AS Qualifications for First Teaching in 2016 − Part 3: Religious studies

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Today (Friday 7th November 2014) Ofqual has launched a consultation on the assessment of new GCSEs, A levels and AS qualifications in religious studies for first teaching from September 2016. GCSEs in religious studies are not currently tiered. We propose that remains the same. We also propose that religious studies subject content for GCSEs, A levels… Read more »

Special consideration, access arrangements and entry statistics released

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Ofqual has published its annual statistics on special considerations for summer 2014 and access arrangements; and entries and late entries for the 2013/14 academic year. The statistics, which were released today (Thursday 6th November) cover GCSEs, AS and A levels in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They cover qualifications provided by five exam boards: AQA,… Read more »

Changes to the Criteria for GCSE Qualifications (A* to G)

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Decision made under section 140(8) of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 We are updating our Criteria for GCSE Qualifications, with the changes to come into force at 12.01am on 31 October 2014. The changes relate principally to when during the year candidates can take GCSE (A*-G) exams and aspects of the grading… Read more »

Ofqual publishes provisional statistics on enquiries about results

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Ofqual publishes provisional statistics on enquiries about results for GCSE and A level, as part of its ongoing work on quality of marking The impact of any wrong marking on students or schools is considerable, and marking mistakes undermine public confidence. Earlier this year we reported that the quality of marking is generally good, but… Read more »

Content moving to GOV.UK (17th October)

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Our website is moving to GOV.UK. To help you know where to look for content we will try and keep you up to date with when we expect content to move across to GOV.UK. Below is the content we are working on at the moment and when we expect it to move over to the GOV.UK… Read more »