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Statistical data set: Vocational qualifications dataset

Statistical data set: Vocational qualifications dataset

Certificates awarded for all vocational qualifications (excluding GCSEs, AS levels and A levels).

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National Statistics: Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: October to December 2019

National Statistics: Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: October to December 2019

Statistics on vocational and other qualifications (excluding GCSEs, AS levels and A levels).

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Guidance: Submitting data to Ofqual

Guidance: Submitting data to Ofqual

Guidance on formats and timings for submitting data to Ofqual.

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Section A   Governance

Section A Governance

Rules about governance of awarding organisations, including management of conflicts of interest, risks, incidents and malpractice

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Ofqual Handbook: General Conditions of Recognition

Ofqual Handbook: General Conditions of Recognition

Rules and guidance for all awarding organisations and all regulated qualifications

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New rulebook confirms fee transparency requirements and clarifies others

New rulebook confirms fee transparency requirements and clarifies others

CCEA Regulation, Ofqual and Qualifications Wales take action alongside other substantive changes to their rules.

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Open consultation: Consultation on new statutory guidance for Condition F1

Open consultation: Consultation on new statutory guidance for Condition F1

An Ofqual consultation on new statutory guidance related to the publication of fee information by awarding organisations.

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Open consultation: Consultation on Guidance on malpractice and maladministration

Open consultation: Consultation on Guidance on malpractice and maladministration

Replacing our statutory guidance on malpractice and maladministration.

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Detailed guide: Understand our rules

Detailed guide: Understand our rules

Find out about Ofqual's rules for the qualifications and assessments we regulate

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Standard setting (Condition PTQ11)

Standard setting (Condition PTQ11)

Rules and guidance about setting standards in Performance Table Qualifications

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Interpretation and Definitions (Condition PTQ13)

Interpretation and Definitions (Condition PTQ13)

Interpreting these rules and guidance, including defined terms

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Withdrawal from Performance Tables (Condition PTQ12)

Withdrawal from Performance Tables (Condition PTQ12)

Rules about managing the withdrawal of qualifications from performance tables

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Specified levels of attainment (Condition PTQ10)

Specified levels of attainment (Condition PTQ10)

Rules about specified levels of attainment for Performance Table Qualifications

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Regulation: GCE subject level conditions and requirements for physical education

Regulation: GCE subject level conditions and requirements for physical education

Rules and regulations for reformed A levels and AS qualifications (taught from September 2016) in physical education.

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Regulation: GCSE (9 to 1) subject level conditions and requirements for physical education

Regulation: GCSE (9 to 1) subject level conditions and requirements for physical education

Rules and regulations for GCSEs (9 to 1) in physical education.

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Guidance: Digital qualifications: evaluation progress

Guidance: Digital qualifications: evaluation progress

Progress of Essential Digital Skills Qualifications and Digital Functional Skills Qualifications through Ofqual's technical evaluation process.

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Guidance: Resources for managing assessment related anxiety

Guidance: Resources for managing assessment related anxiety

A set of resources for students, parents, schools and colleges to help manage concerns about exam stress.

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Guidance: Resources for managing assessment related anxiety

Guidance: Resources for managing assessment related anxiety

A set of resources for students, parents, schools and colleges to help manage concerns about exam stress.

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Research and analysis: A review of the literature on anxiety for educational assessments

Research and analysis: A review of the literature on anxiety for educational assessments

This review pulls together statistics and academic literature relating to the causes, symptoms and effects of assessment-related anxiety.

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Section I Appeals and certificates

Section I   Appeals and certificates

Rules about appeals, complaints and the content, design and issuing of certificates

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Section H From marking to issuing results

Section H   From marking to issuing results

Rules about marking, Center Assessments Standards Scrutiny (including Moderation), setting specified levels of attainment and results

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Section J Interpretation and definitions

Section J   Interpretation and definitions

How to interpret our rules, including defined terms

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Section A Governance

Section A   Governance

Rules about governance of awarding organisations, including management of conflicts of interest, risks, incidents and malpractice

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Section C Third parties

Section C   Third parties

Rules about arrangements with third parties, including Centres and publishers

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Consultation outcome: Awarding organisation controls for centre assessments regulations

Consultation outcome: Awarding organisation controls for centre assessments   regulations

Consulting on conditions, requirements and guidance relating to how awarding organisations control assessment judgements made by schools and colleges.

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Rules confirmed to improve awarding organisation centre controls

Rules confirmed to improve awarding organisation centre controls

Analysis of responses and decisions following a technical consultation related to new Conditions, requirements and guidance.

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Guidance: Submitting data to Ofqual

Guidance: Submitting data to Ofqual

Guidance on formats and timings for submitting data to Ofqual.

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Transparency data: Awarding organisations: scope of recognition

Transparency data: Awarding organisations: scope of recognition

A table of the types of qualifications organisations can offer under their Ofqual recognition.

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Research and analysis: Internal assessment in existing national technical and vocational qualifications

Research and analysis: Internal assessment in existing national technical and vocational qualifications

Research into how internal assessments are conducted in schools and colleges to assess practical skills in national vocational and technical qualifications.

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Drivers of choice for vocational and technical qualifications

Drivers of choice for vocational and technical qualifications

Ofqual research on the factors which drive decisions in schools, colleges and training providers over which vocational and technical qualifications to offer.

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Research and analysis: Drivers of centres' choice for vocational and technical qualifications

Research and analysis: Drivers of centres' choice for vocational and technical qualifications

Research into the factors determining which vocational and technical qualifications schools, colleges and training providers offer for 16-19 year-olds

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Official Statistics: Annual qualifications market report: academic year 2018 to 2019

Official Statistics: Annual qualifications market report: academic year 2018 to 2019

Overview of the qualifications market and a single reference point about participants in the market.

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Correspondence: Consultation response regarding Early Years reforms

Correspondence: Consultation response regarding Early Years reforms

Ofqual response to Department for Education consultation on reforms to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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Open consultation: Legal establishment and location of awarding organisations

Open consultation: Legal establishment and location of awarding organisations

Consultation on the legal establishment and location of awarding organisations regulated by Ofqual.

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Transparency data: Ofqual spend data over 25k

Transparency data: Ofqual spend data over 25k

Details of spending over 25k since 1 April 2012

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Transparency data: Ofqual government procurement card data

Transparency data: Ofqual government procurement card data

Data on government procurement card (GPC) spend over 500 for Ofqual.

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Regulation: Regulatory actions against AQA

Regulation: Regulatory actions against AQA

Details of Notices to Impose Monetary Penalties on AQA, a Notice of Intention to Accept a Settlement Proposal, an Undertaking from AQA and a Letter of Concern from the Chief Regulator.

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Regulation: Monetary penalties and costs imposed on AQA

Regulation: Monetary penalties and costs imposed on AQA

Details of Notices to Impose Monetary Penalties on AQA and to recover legal costs.

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Corporate report: National assessments regulation annual report 2019

Corporate report: National assessments regulation annual report 2019

A report on performance standards in 2019's key stage tests.

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Guidance: External quality assurance of end point assessments: status

Guidance: External quality assurance of end point assessments: status

The status of apprenticeship end-point assessments (EPAs) where Ofqual has been asked to provide external quality assurance.

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Correspondence: Open letter: GCSE tier entry guidance

Correspondence: Open letter: GCSE tier entry guidance

Letters to schools and colleges from Chief Regulator Sally Collier about making appropriate entries for tiered GCSEs in 2020.

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Correspondence: Open letter: GCSE tier entry guidance

Correspondence: Open letter: GCSE tier entry guidance

Letters to schools and colleges from Chief Regulator Sally Collier about making appropriate entries for tiered GCSEs in 2020.

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Guidance: Submitting data to Ofqual

Guidance: Submitting data to Ofqual

Guidance on formats and timings for submitting data to Ofqual.

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Transparency data: Awarding organisations: scope of recognition

Transparency data: Awarding organisations: scope of recognition

A table of the types of qualifications organisations can offer under their Ofqual recognition.

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Corporate report: Ofqual equalities report January 2020

Corporate report: Ofqual equalities report January 2020

Details of how Ofqual has met its equality objectives and a look ahead to continuing plans in relation to equality.

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