Ofqual has today (Friday, May 3) published the findings of its annual survey on public perceptions of GCSEs, A levels and other qualifications. The survey also asked questions about people’s perceptions of Ofqual. Surveys were conducted in England with the general public, parents, students, teachers and headteachers (carried out by Ipsos MORI) and employers and… Read more »
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Exams regulator Ofqual has today (Thursday, April 25) launched a consultation on changes to GCSE English and English language in order to help protect against the problems experienced last year. The proposals, which would apply to GCSEs in England, would see: Speaking and listening assessment results no longer counting towards the overall grade Final grades… Read more »
Ofqual has today published a statistical bulletin on Appeals Against Results for the GCSE/GCE summer 2012 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 »
Following the concerns over GCSE English in summer 2012, exam boards offered a resit opportunity in November. The results for these exams have been published today (19 December).
Ofqual statement An Ofqual spokesperson said: “These figures show a significant increase in the number of Enquiries About Results (EARs) for GCSEs and A levels, and in the proportion of grades being changed as a result, although this is increasing at a slower rate. While there are many external factors that will be driving this,… Read more »
Ofqual has today (Wednesday 28 November) published a statistical bulletin into the Enquiries About Results (EAR) service for the summer 2012 examination series. This report provides details on the number of enquiries about results and the number of changes to candidates’ overall subject grades. During the summer 2012 examination series, more than 2.4 million GCE… Read more »
Ofqual has today (Friday 23 November) launched a consultation on changes to the regulation of exam board seminars. The consultation sets out our proposed approach to implementing decisions taken earlier this year. As a result of concerns raised about inappropriate information being shared at seminars run for teachers by awarding organisations, we reviewed the events… Read more »
Ofqual today (Weds) publishes its report on the National Assessment arrangements for 2011/12. One of Ofqual’s roles is to keep under review all aspects of National Assessment arrangements – the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile and statutory assessment at the end of Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the National Curriculum. The report published… Read more »
Ofqual has today (November 16th 2012) confirmed that exam boards will not set grade boundaries for GCSE English and GCSE English Language for the January 2013 assessments. Instead, only raw marks will be available and all further work on setting standards and grading, will be carried out following the June exam series. This change was… Read more »
We have had a number of questions seeking clarification of the announcement we made last week regarding A levels. We can confirm that the changes we announced come into force from September 2013, so there will be no January exams for students whether they are in their first or second year of A level studies…. Read more »