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
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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 »
Ofqual has written to Schools Minister David Laws to contribute to the consultation on Primary Assessment and Accountability. The letter can be downloaded here: Letter to Schools Minister the Rt Hon. David Laws MP
We have written to Nick Weller, Chair of the Independent Academies Association, in response to a letter he wrote to the Department for Education about changes to the exam system. Some of the points he raised fall within our remit. You can download the letter here: Letter to the Chair of the Independent Academies Association
Ofqual has today written to the NAHT and ASCL in response to a joint letter they sent to parents about changes to the exam system. You can download the letter here: Letter to the NAHT and ASCL
Ofqual values the thoughts, experience and opinions of teachers, so we are inviting all teachers of GCSE history, geography, English literature and religious studies to take part in a short snapshot survey to review the assessments of spelling, punctuation and grammar. Summer 2013 saw the first awards of the revised GCSEs which included the assessment… Read more »
Ofqual has today (Friday September 13) published its sixth Annual Qualifications Market Report. The report provides an overview of the qualifications market and provides a single reference point and factual information about participants in the market. The purpose of the report is: to provide stakeholders with a picture of the qualifications market by bringing together… Read more »
In this regulatory letter we explain the new requirements over qualification training events and the provision of information about qualifications.
Ofqual has today (6th September 2013) published an exchange of letters with the Secretary of State about the next steps for A level and GCSE reform. The letters set out a revised timetable for the reforms. They can be found here: Letter to the Secretary of State about GCSE and A Level reform Letter from… Read more »