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Open consultation: Consultation on how GCSE, AS and A level grades should be awarded in summer 2021

Open consultation: Consultation on how GCSE, AS and A level grades should be awarded in summer 2021

The approach to awarding GCSE, AS and A level grades in 2021 following the cancellation of exams.

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Detailed guide: Apply to be an external expert with Ofqual

Detailed guide: Apply to be an external expert with Ofqual

Find out what the role of an external expert involves and how to apply, and current experts can find information on renewing their contracts.

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Guidance: Application for recognition: supporting information

Guidance: Application for recognition: supporting information

Guidance on how to apply to be recognised by Ofqual to provide regulated qualifications.

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Correspondence: Simon Lebus responds to the Secretary of State’s letter of 13 January 2021

Correspondence: Simon Lebus responds to the Secretary of State’s letter of 13 January 2021

Simon Lebus, Chief Regulator responds to Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, Secretary of State for Education regarding assessment options for qualifications in 2021.

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Case study: Applying for Ofqual recognition

Case study: Applying for Ofqual recognition

Four end-point assessment organisations share their experience of gaining Ofqual recognition.

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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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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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Regulation: GCSE subject level conditions for 2021

Regulation: GCSE subject level conditions for 2021

Conditions and requirements, and corresponding guidance, applying to GCSE qualifications being awarded in 2021.

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A message from Simon Lebus, Chief Regulator, on exams in 2021

A message from Simon Lebus, Chief Regulator, on exams in 2021

Simon Lebus, Interim Chief Regulator, responds to the Prime Minister's announcement of 4 January.

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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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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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Press release: New interim Chief Regulator of Ofqual

Press release: New interim Chief Regulator of Ofqual

Simon Lebus appointed interim Chief Regulator of Ofqual, replacing Dame Glenys Stacey

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Detailed guide: Apply to be an external expert with Ofqual

Detailed guide: Apply to be an external expert with Ofqual

Find out what the role of an external expert involves and how to apply, and current experts can find information on renewing their contracts.

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Decision: CAE Undertaking: 17 November 2020

Decision: CAE Undertaking: 17 November 2020

In January 2020, we concluded an audit of Cambridge Assessment English's systems of control. This undertaking responds to concerns Ofqual raised as a result of the audit.

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Research and analysis: Inter subject comparability in GCSEs and A levels in 2020

Research and analysis: Inter subject comparability in GCSEs and A levels in 2020

A technical report to describe the impact of the approaches taken to results and outcomes on inter-subject comparability from a statistical point of view.

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Research and analysis: Summer 2020 results analysis   GCSE, AS and A level

Research and analysis: Summer 2020 results analysis GCSE, AS and A level

An update to the analyses in the interim report on awarding GCSEs, AS and A levels in summer 2020.

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Research and analysis: Standardisation of grades in general qualifications in summer 2020: outliers

Research and analysis: Standardisation of grades in general qualifications in summer 2020: outliers

Identifying students for whom the standardisation model would be unreliable.

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Research and analysis: Standardisation of grades in general qualifications in summer 2020: outliers

Research and analysis: Standardisation of grades in general qualifications in summer 2020: outliers

Identifying students for whom the standardisation model would be unreliable.

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Correspondence: Letter from Dame Glenys Stacey to AoC, Sixth Form Colleges’ Association, HOLEX, AELP, the Exams Office and ASCL

Correspondence: Letter from Dame Glenys Stacey to AoC, Sixth Form Colleges’ Association, HOLEX, AELP, the Exams Office and ASCL

Ofqual’s Acting Chief Regulator writes about vocational and technical qualifications in letter to education sector bodies.

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Correspondence: Letter from Dame Glenys Stacey to AoC, Sixth Form Colleges Association, HOLEX, AELP, the Exams Office and ASCL

Correspondence: Letter from Dame Glenys Stacey to AoC, Sixth Form Colleges Association, HOLEX, AELP, the Exams Office and ASCL

Ofqual’s Acting Chief Regulator writes about vocational and technical qualifications in letter to education sector bodies.

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Official Statistics: Appeals for GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2020

Official Statistics: Appeals for GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2020

Statistics on the provisional number of appeals against results for GCSEs, AS and A levels for summer 2020.

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Official Statistics: Access arrangements for GCSE, AS and A Level: 2019 to 2020 academic year

Official Statistics: Access arrangements for GCSE, AS and A Level: 2019 to 2020 academic year

Access arrangements allow skills and knowledge to be demonstrated by candidates with disabilities, temporary illnesses or special educational needs.

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Official Statistics: Malpractice in GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2020 exam series

Official Statistics: Malpractice in GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2020 exam series

Number of incidents of malpractice for GCSE, AS and A level in the summer exam series.

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Guidance: GCSEs, AS and A levels: a guide for students in England

Guidance: GCSEs, AS and A levels: a guide for students in England

Advice and guidance for students on different parts of the process of GCSE, AS and A level assessment.

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Guidance: External Quality Assurance of apprenticeship end point assessments

Guidance: External Quality Assurance of apprenticeship end point assessments

A guide to Ofqual’s approach to External Quality Assurance for end-point assessment organisations, professional bodies and employers.

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Press release: New interim chair of Ofqual

Press release: New interim chair of Ofqual

Roger Taylor to step down at the end of the year

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Grading

Grading

How grades are set for GCSEs, AS and A levels

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About GCSEs, AS and A levels

About GCSEs, AS and A levels

General information about GCSEs, AS and A levels, and how we regulate them

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Regulating GCSEs, AS and A levels: guide for schools and colleges

Regulating GCSEs, AS and A levels: guide for schools and colleges

Information for schools and colleges about Ofqual's regulation of GCSEs, AS and A levels

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Research and analysis: Online and on screen assessment in high stakes, sessional qualifications

Research and analysis: Online and on screen assessment in high stakes, sessional qualifications

A review of the barriers to greater adoption and how these might be overcome.

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Review on barriers to online and on screen assessment published

Review on barriers to online and on screen assessment published

An Ofqual review has found IT provision, security and staffing issues are some of the barriers to the adoption of online and on-screen assessments in England.

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Open consultation: Support materials and advance information in 2021 GCSE, AS and A level exams

Open consultation: Support materials and advance information in 2021 GCSE, AS and A level exams

Advance information about topics to be covered in GCSE, AS and A level exams in 2021 and support materials in exams in England.

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Open consultation: Support materials and advance information in 2021 GCSE, AS and A level exams

Open consultation: Support materials and advance information in 2021 GCSE, AS and A level exams

Advance information about topics to be covered in GCSE, AS and A level exams in 2021 and support materials in exams in England.

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Consultation seeks views about exam advance information

Consultation seeks views about exam advance information

Extra support for GCSE, AS and A level 2021 exams – consultation on principles for exam topic advance information and support materials.

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Research and analysis: Reviews of marking and moderation: November 2019 GCSEs and Projects

Research and analysis: Reviews of marking and moderation: November 2019 GCSEs and Projects

The number of reviews of marking and moderation for GCSEs in November 2019 series and for Project qualifications in June 2019, November 2019, and January 2020 series.

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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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Speech: Glenys Stacey's speech at Inside Government Apprenticeship Conference 2020

Speech: Glenys Stacey's speech at Inside Government Apprenticeship Conference 2020

Glenys Stacey’s speech to the Inside Government Apprenticeship Conference on 3 December 2020 about our EQA of Apprenticeship end-point assessments.

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Speech: Glenys Stacey's speech at Inside Government Apprenticeship Conference 2020

Speech: Glenys Stacey's speech at Inside Government Apprenticeship Conference 2020

Glenys Stacey’s speech to the Inside Government Apprenticeship Conference on 3 December 2020 about our EQA of Apprenticeship end-point assessments.

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Corporate report: Business Impact Target 2019 to 2020: Ofqual

Corporate report: Business Impact Target 2019 to 2020: Ofqual

Information we are publishing to meet the requirements of the Business Impact Target.

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Guidance: External quality assurance of end point assessments: status

Guidance: External quality assurance of end point assessments: status

Confirmed apprenticeship end-point assessments (EPAs) for standards where Ofqual provides external quality assurance.

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Code used to calculate qualification grades in summer 2020

Code used to calculate qualification grades in summer 2020

Ofqual publishes computer code developed to support GCSE, AS and A level awarding of calculated grades in summer 2020.

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Regulation: Extraordinary regulatory framework: VTQ, Covid 19 Conditions and Requirements

Regulation: Extraordinary regulatory framework: VTQ, Covid 19 Conditions and Requirements

These documents set out our regulatory requirements for awarding organisations offering vocational and technical qualifications during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Regulation: Data exchange for AS, A level, GCSE and Project

Regulation: Data exchange for AS, A level, GCSE and Project

Rules and regulations for awarding organisations that submit data about exams.

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Detailed guide: Apply to be an external expert with Ofqual

Detailed guide: Apply to be an external expert with Ofqual

Find out what the role of an external expert involves and how to apply, and current experts can find information on renewing their contracts.

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Speech: Exams and assessments in the months ahead

Speech: Exams and assessments in the months ahead

How Ofqual will set standards for exams and assessments to be fair to students.

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