Following the release of Ofqual’s Enquiries About Results statistics, Chief Regulator, Glenys Stacey, said: “Today’s statistics show a rise in the number of appeals and the number of grades being changed as a result. “But it is important to see these statistics in context: while appeals have increased by 9 percentage points this year, they… Read more »
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Ofqual has today (Wednesday 11 December) published its annual statistical bulletin into the Enquiries About Results (EAR) service for the summer 2013 examination series. This report provides details on the number of enquiries about results and the number of changes to candidates’ overall subject grades. The bulletin covers GCSE and GCE examinations in England, Wales… Read more »
Ofqual has today (Friday 8th November) published statistics on entries and late entries for the 2012/13 academic year. The bulletins cover GCSE and GCE examinations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, provided by six awarding organisations; AQA, CCEA, Pearson, OCR, WJEC and ICAA. This is the first time statistics on entries and late entries for… Read more »
We have confirmed key features of new GCSEs in English literature, English language and maths to be introduced in England from September 2015. New GCSEs in other subjects will be introduced from 2016.
Ofqual has today, Wednesday 30th October, published its annual statistics on special consideration, access arrangements and malpractice for the summer 2013 examinations. The statistics cover GCSE, AS and A levels in England, Wales and Northern Ireland provided by the six awarding organisations; AQA, CCEA, Pearson, OCR, WJEC and ICAAE. This year the statistics show a… Read more »
Ofqual today (Friday, October 25th) sets out for consultation further details of its proposals to improve A level qualifications in England. The proposals include subject-by-subject arrangements that put in place a better balance between exam and non exam assessment, or coursework, for the 14 subjects being revised ready for first teaching in 2015. They also… Read more »
Ofqual has today, Friday October 4, announced the appointment of two new Board members. Dame Dana Ross-Wawrzynski and Professor Mike Cresswell have both been appointed to serve on the Board for three years. Ofqual Chair, Amanda Spielman, said: “I’m always delighted to welcome new members to the Board and am excited by the wealth of… Read more »
Ofqual has now announced that it is to go ahead with plans to stop speaking and listening assessments from counting towards final grades in GCSE English and English language. The change is being made to the qualifications in England to protect standards, as there is no workable way to ensure the skills are assessed consistently… Read more »
Ofqual has today published a report on the management of potential conflicts of interest by Pearson Education Ltd. Pearson is both a major awarding organisation and a publisher of study aids, such as textbooks. This combination of activities increases the chance of potential risks to the standard of qualifications and to the availability of resources… Read more »
Exams regulator Ofqual has today (Friday, August 9) published its Corporate Plan setting out the organisation’s aims and commitments until 2016. The Plan reflects Government decisions to reform GCSEs, AS levels and A levels in England and details how Ofqual will implement the proposed reforms. It also sets out a commitment to drive improvement in… Read more »