In this letter we provide final guidance relating to this year’s annual statement of compliance process. Download the Regulatory Letter RO18 Statement of Compliance 2014 Download the Template and Guidance for Completing and Submitting Your Annual Statement to Ofqual in 2014
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We welcome today’s (5th March 2014) vocational qualifications reform plan from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills setting out the Government’s priorities for the vocational qualifications system for England. It acknowledges the reliance Government and others place on the assurance provided by us about regulated qualifications. It sets out the wider policy context within… Read more »
Today (6th February 2014) we have published our correspondence with the Council for Science and Technology (CST) regarding our consultation on practical science in A level qualifications. You can download the letters here: Sir Mark Walport’s letter to us regarding our consultation on practical science in A level qualifications Our response to Sir Mark Walport at… Read more »
In this letter we tell you more about our development of risk profiles for awarding organisations, developing our approach to risk, and defining what it means for us to be a risk based regulator. Download the RO17/2014 letter
In this letter we provide an update on our plans and timetable for the annual awarding organisation Statement of Compliance process for 2014. Download the RO16/2013 letter
In November, students took GCSEs in English, English language and maths. Their results are being published by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) on Thursday 9th January. We are in a period of reform for GCSEs at the moment, so we thought it would be helpful to set out the main features of the November… Read more »
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We have written to Schools Minister David Laws in response to the Department for Education’s consultation into 16-19 accountability measures. The letter outlines our key recommendations into how accountability measures can be improved. Download the response
Ofqual has recently announced significant reform to GCSEs and A levels that include changes to structure and assessment. Alongside this, the Department of Education has made changes to subject content. New GCSEs and reformed A levels will become more engaging to study and teach and support a world class education. We are looking for outstanding… 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 »