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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 »

GCSE and A level reform consultation

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On Wednesday 4th June we 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 »