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Changes to the Criteria for GCSE Qualifications (A* to G)

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Decision made under section 140(8) of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 We are updating our Criteria for GCSE Qualifications, with the changes to come into force at 12.01am on 31 October 2014. The changes relate principally to when during the year candidates can take GCSE (A*-G) exams and aspects of the grading… Read more »

Content moving to GOV.UK (17th October)

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Our website is moving to GOV.UK. To help you know where to look for content we will try and keep you up to date with when we expect content to move across to GOV.UK. Below is the content we are working on at the moment and when we expect it to move over to the GOV.UK… Read more »

Regulatory letter RO28/2014 – The accreditation requirement

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As part of implementing our new Regulatory Strategy, we have decided (following consultation) to lift our general accreditation requirement. An awarding organisation will have to check the quality of each qualification it offers before it enters it onto our Register: Ofqual will no longer check the qualification at that point. There will be two exceptions… Read more »

Publications Notice – Ofqual publishes Perceptions of A Levels, GCSEs and Other Qualifications in England – Wave 12

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Ofqual has today (Tuesday 23rd September) published the findings of its annual survey on Perceptions of A Levels, GCSEs and Other Qualifications in England. The fieldwork for this survey – Wave 12, was conducted by YouGov. The study was carried out using an online survey and respondents included headteachers, teachers, students, parents and the general public…. Read more »

Vacancy for Northern Ireland Board Member

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The Secretary of State for Education seeks to appoint a Board Member with particular experience of vocational education in Northern Ireland. Ofqual regulates qualifications and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland. It ensures high standards and public confidence in the qualifications system. In recent years its remit has expanded to ensure that… Read more »