Perceptions of GCSEs and A levels

This is an annual survey of how much confidence teachers, parent and students have in A levels and GCSEs in England.

Before 2008 (wave 7) the survey was conducted by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA).

2012

Published in May 2013.

There have been some changes to the numbers in the summary report (published at 9.30am, 3rd May 2013) relating to the confidence in A levels and GCSEs when compared to last year.

 

Summary

Please note that the publication date for the Perception of GCSE’s and A Level’s – Wave 11 was been changed from Tuesday 30th April to Friday 3rd May.  The date was changed to allow for additional time to scrutinise for accuracy. 

Perceptions of A levels, GCSEs and other qualifications, 2012 – Wave 11 (May 2013) – Summary report

Teachers and general public

Perceptions survey: “We have added in Figure 34 as this was missing. Figure 35 was in its place.”

Perceptions of A levels, GCSEs and other qualifications, 2012 – Wave 11 (May 2013) – Perceptions of teachers and the general public

Employers and higher education

Perceptions of A levels, GCSEs and other qualifications, 2012 – Wave 11 (May 2013) – Perceptions of Employers and Higher Education institutions

Pre-release access

In addition to Ofqual’s, IPSOS Mori’s and Opinion Leader’s professional and production staff, pre-release access to the statistics of up to 24 hours is granted to the following:

Ofqual: Chair, Chief Regulator, Director of Regulations, Director of Policy and Engagement, Deputy Director, Policy, Director of Risk and Markets, Director of Standards and Research, Chief Press Officer, Press Officer.

Department for Education: Senior Press Officer, Schools Desk

CCEA: Communications Manager

AQA: Chief Executive Officer

PR & Media Relations Executive

OCR: Media Relations Manager

WJEC/CBAC: PR & Communications Manager

Pearson: Press and Public Affairs Manager

Head of Press and Public Affairs

JCQ: Head of Policy and Communications

Welsh Government: Head of General Qualifications Development