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GCSE and A level reform consultation

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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 makes two new senior research and assessment appointments

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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 »

GCSE, A level and AS qualification updates from Ofqual

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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.

Ofqual statement on redaction of exam papers

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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 publishes statistical bulletin on Appeals Against Results

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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 launches consultation on Regulating Endorsement and Examiner-Author Conflicts

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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 »