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GCSE, AS and A level assessment consultation events

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We’re hosting a number of consultation events in September, to find out what you think of our assessment proposals for new GCSEs and A levels. In July, we set out our proposals for how a range of new GCSEs, AS and A levels, due to be taught in schools and colleges from September 2016, should… Read more »

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.