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Enquiries about results for GCSE and A level: Summer 2014 examination series

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If you have concerns about a grade received, your first step is to talk to your school or college and let your teachers know. Your school or college may support an enquiry on your behalf, so it’s important you speak to a teacher or lecturer at the earliest opportunity as there are deadlines for appealing.

Annual Qualifications Market Report

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Ofqual has today (Thursday 31 July) published its statistical release on the Annual Qualifications Market Report. The statistical release provides information on the qualifications market for the academic year 2012/13. We provide information and analysis in the release on: the number of regulated awarding organisations, the number of regulated qualifications and the number of certificates… Read more »

We’re planning changes to our quarterly stats bulletins

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We’re reviewing our statistics publications and are proposing to combine two of our stats publications into one. We would like to combine the vocational qualification quarterly and the higher level qualifications quarterly into one vocational qualifications quarterly which covers higher level qualifications. Do you think this would work? We would like to hear from you about how… Read more »

Deadline extended – survey on teachers’ views about exam strategies

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In June we launched a survey to gather teachers’ views and experiences on the possible strategies used within schools to maximise students’ results. The survey is designed to help us get a better understanding of what happens in schools and what teachers think about approaches to maximising results; some of which are seen as acceptable… Read more »

AS and A level entries for England in summer 2014

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Ofqual has today published information on the number of entries for AS and A level exams this summer. The statistical release can be found here. As well as information on entries in England, the report also includes the figures for Northern Ireland and Wales for comparison. The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) will publish the… Read more »

Advice to Ministers on performance tables in 2017

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The Department for Education has today (Thursday, July 24) announced that GCSE alternative qualifications will not count towards school performance tables in 2017. We have provided advice to Ministers on this issue. That advice is summarised in a letter published here.

Ofqual launches consultation on conduct, marking and grading of spoken language skills in GCSE English language

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We have today (Thursday 17th July) launched a consultation on the new GCSE English language qualifications. From September 2015 students in England will start studying for new GCSE English language qualifications, graded 9-1. We have already announced that students’ performance in their spoken language assessment will not be part of the overall qualification grade, and will… Read more »