We have today, Thursday 24 July, launched a consultation that covers the way vocational qualifications in England and Northern Ireland should be developed and regulated.
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Ofqual today (Tuesday, July 15) sets out proposals for how a range of new GCSEs, AS and A levels, due to be taught in schools and colleges from September 2016, should be assessed. This consultation sits alongside a parallel DfE consultation setting out the proposed curriculum content for these subjects. It is the latest in… Read more »
We want to hear teachers’ views and experiences of the possible strategies used within schools to maximise students’ results.
We have today (Wednesday 4th June) set out our proposals for completing GCSE and A level reform. We have launched a public consultation on our approach to the remaining subjects.
Ofqual, the examinations and qualifications regulator, is strengthening its work on assessment in education by appointing two highly respected experts to new senior roles. Dr Michelle Meadows took up the post of Director, Research and Evaluation, this week. She comes to Ofqual from the AQA exam board where she was the Director of AQA’s Centre… Read more »
We have today (Wednesday, April 9) confirmed assessment arrangements for a number of new GCSE, A level and AS qualifications that will be fairer for students, free teachers to teach and provide results that will instil greater confidence.
We have today (Thursday, 3rd April 2014) launched a conversation with the public on how standards should be set for new GCSEs.
An Ofqual spokesperson comments: “We have today written to all awarding organisations to set out our position on the redaction, or blacking out, of certain exam paper questions. This position has been supported by the relevant exam boards. “Having looked into the issue, we concluded that while the practice was very rare, it should not… Read more »
Ofqual has today published a statistical bulletin on Appeals Against Results for the GCSE/GCE summer 2013 examination series. The bulletin covers GCSE and GCE examinations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, provided by the six awarding organisations; AQA, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC and ICAAE. The bulletin can be accessed below. ENDS Notes for Editors No… Read more »
Ofqual has today (Tuesday 4th March) launched a consultation on the regulation of awarding organisations’ endorsement of textbooks and other support materials, and those written by examiners. Some educational publishers ask awarding organisations to approve resources including core textbooks to support students taking their qualifications. Ofqual recognises that while these endorsements can make an important… Read more »