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Jeremy Benson’s speech at the Sutton Trust Higher Ambitions summit, Tuesday 8th July 2014

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We know that Ofqual has an important role to play in improving the quality of vocational education. At best, our regulatory arrangements can support awarding organisations in developing good qualifications. At worst, they can get in the way, and create unnecessary burdens.

We need our regulatory arrangements to drive all qualifications to have a clear purpose, and be fit for that purpose. And qualifications should be ‘valid’ – they should measure effectively the skills and knowledge they are intending to measure.

Tim Leslie’s speech on A level reform, Admissions to Competitive Courses conference, Queen Mary University of London, 13th June 2014

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(Original script, may differ from delivered version) Slide 1 Good morning. Thank you very much for inviting me to join your conference today. With less than a fortnight to go before the end of exams, it feels quite appropriate that we’re turning an eye to the future here. As regulator, we won’t be taking our… Read more »

Glenys Stacey’s Speech at BETT 2013, Thursday 31st January 2013

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The future of the examination system Good morning. I am asked to talk about the future of the examinations system. It is hard to know where to start. We are in a period of unprecedented change, and uncertainty. As ever with change and uncertainty, there is unease. I want to talk about reform today to… Read more »

Glenys Stacey’s speech to the HMC Conference, 3rd October 2012

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“Government and Education” Thank you very much for inviting me to speak to you today.  Our topic today is Government and education.  You will understand if I narrow that, to Government and qualifications. I will start by reflecting on Ofqual’s position and role, particularly in relation to Government.  Then I will talk a bit about… Read more »