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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 »

Cheating risk from online essays

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Students who buy essays from online companies are not only at risk of being caught cheating, but they also risk receiving substandard work, the exam regulator has warned today. Ofqual recently commissioned independent research into a number of online companies who offer to write essays for students. Students who attempt to submit this work as… Read more »

Improvements to be made to A level foreign languages

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Exams for A level modern foreign languages will be improved from summer 2015 onwards. The changes are being made following a report by Ofqual, published today. Ofqual’s report exploring assessment quality issues in A level modern foreign languages identifies changes that exam boards must make to their assessments in time for the next year’s exams…. Read more »

Ofqual proposes assessment details for a new range of GCSEs, AS and A levels to be taught from September 2016

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Ofqual today (Thursday, September 25) 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 »

Ofqual publishes corporate plan

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Ofqual has today (Tuesday 19 August) set out its regulatory priorities for the next three years in its corporate plan. The plan, covering the period up to March 2017, details how the regulator will work to ensure the quality of qualifications and support the most worthwhile educational outcomes for students. Chief Regulator Glenys Stacey comments:… Read more »