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Report cheating, malpractice or wrongdoing, Ofqual urges

Report cheating, malpractice or wrongdoing, Ofqual urges

Teachers, parents and students encouraged to report suspicions of cheating.

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Perceptions of A levels and GCSEs in England: wave 15

Perceptions of A levels and GCSEs in England: wave 15

The results of Ofqual's annual survey on perceptions of A levels, GCSEs and other qualifications. Conducted 2 November to 2 December 2016.

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Ofqual unveils corporate plan 2017 to 2020

Ofqual unveils corporate plan 2017 to 2020

Ofqual’s sets goals and objectives for the next three years.

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2017 National Reference Test successfully completed

2017 National Reference Test successfully completed

Ofqual has today confirmed that the first annual National Reference Test (NRT) has been held and that the test went according to plan.

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Data released on appeals for 2016 GCSE and AS and A level exams

Data released on appeals for 2016 GCSE and AS and A level exams

Ofqual has today published a statistical report on appeals for GCSE, AS and A level relating to the summer 2016 exam series.

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New GCSE 9 to 1 grades coming soon

New GCSE 9 to 1 grades coming soon

Starting in 2017 with English and maths, new GCSEs in England will be graded from 9 to 1, with 9 being the top grade.

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Ofqual conference 2017   presentations from the day

Ofqual conference 2017 presentations from the day

The annual Ofqual conference is for awarding organisations we regulate, these are the presentations from the day.

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Further decisions on reviews of marking, reviews of moderation, and appeals

Further decisions on reviews of marking, reviews of moderation, and appeals

Changes to arrangements for reviews and appeals in GCSEs, AS and A levels

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Access arrangements for GCSEs and A Levels

Access arrangements for GCSEs and A Levels

Differences between independent and state sectors

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Earlier publication of Ofqual's 2017 perceptions survey

Earlier publication of Ofqual's 2017 perceptions survey

Ofqual's report on the perceptions of GCSEs and A levels in England will now be published in April rather than June.

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Ofqual publishes reports relating to 2016 GCSE, AS and A levels

Ofqual publishes reports relating to 2016 GCSE, AS and A levels

Ofqual has today published its summer series overview, reviews of marking and moderation, and its inter-board comparability report

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Removing adult literacy and numeracy criteria

Removing adult literacy and numeracy criteria

Ofqual announces intention to withdraw redundant regulations for certificates in adult literacy and numeracy

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Qualifications regulators work together through important reforms

Qualifications regulators work together through important reforms

Regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland describe the common features and key differences in GCSEs and A levels in each country.

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Rasch modelling report

Rasch modelling report

Today's report explores a new way of judging inter-board comparability in a subject using statistics.

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Ofqual's symposium presentations

Ofqual's symposium presentations

View the presentations from our autumn symposium – how consistent can marking be?

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Sally Collier's presentation to the GSHA

Sally Collier's presentation to the GSHA

Sally Collier spoke to the Grammar School Heads Association on 18 October 2016.

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Ofqual to review teaching time of ECDL qualification

Ofqual to review teaching time of ECDL qualification

Regulations established in 2015 allow a qualification's teaching time to be reviewed.

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Ofqual to review teaching time of ECDL qualification

Ofqual to review teaching time of ECDL qualification

Regulations established in 2015 allow a qualification's teaching time to be reviewed.

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Ofqual opens discussion of new evidence on consistency of marking

Ofqual opens discussion of new evidence on consistency of marking

How consistent can marking be? This is the question Ofqual asked at its autumn symposium today (Monday 14 November).

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Memorandum of understanding signed between Ofqual and CCEA

Memorandum of understanding signed between Ofqual and CCEA

Ofqual and the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment have signed an MoU.

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How the top grades will be awarded in new GCSEs

How the top grades will be awarded in new GCSEs

Ofqual has today (7 September) confirmed how GCSE grades, including 8 and 9, will be awarded.

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First National Reference Test to be held in spring 2017

First National Reference Test to be held in spring 2017

Ofqual’s Board gives go-ahead for test to help inform GCSE awarding.

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A guide to GCSE results, summer 2016

A guide to GCSE results, summer 2016

A summary of GCSE results in 2016

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A guide to AS and A level results, summer 2016

A guide to AS and A level results, summer 2016

A summary of AS and A level results in 2016

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Senior management changes at Ofqual

Senior management changes at Ofqual

New phase in reform of vocational qualifications landscape.

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Removing entry level qualification criteria

Removing entry level qualification criteria

A consultation about simplifying our regulation of entry level qualifications.

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Annual qualifications market report Academic year 2014/15

Annual qualifications market report   Academic year 2014/15

Ofqual has today published its annual qualifications market report.

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Accreditation complete for first teaching from September 2016

Accreditation complete for first teaching from September 2016

All specifications for first teaching from September 2016 accredited and first specification for first teaching from September 2017 accredited.

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New rules for reviews of GCSE, AS and A levels

New rules for reviews of GCSE, AS and A levels

Ofqual has today published the final rules that set out how exam boards must handle requests for reviews of GCSE, AS and A level marking.

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Ofqual publishes open letter on qualifications reform resources

Ofqual publishes open letter on qualifications reform resources

The letter launches a slide pack, postcards and a guide for schools.

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Changes to enquiries and appeals

Changes to enquiries and appeals

Ofqual has published final decisions that will make challenging GCSE, AS and A level results in England clearer, more consistent and fairer.

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Ofqual's response to government's post 16 skills plan

Ofqual's response to government's post 16 skills plan

Ofqual welcomes the ambition set out in the government’s post-16 Skills Plan to create a technical education system that meets business needs.

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Summer Series Symposium 29 June 2016

Summer Series Symposium   29 June 2016

Presentations given at Ofqual's Summer Series Symposium 2016

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Perceptions of A levels and GCSEs in England: wave 14

Perceptions of A levels and GCSEs in England: wave 14

The results of Ofqual's annual survey on perceptions of A levels, GCSEs and other qualifications. Conducted 19 January to 27 February 2016.

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Ofqual publishes open letter and figures on summer 2016 exams

Ofqual publishes open letter and figures on summer 2016 exams

Ofqual today wrote to schools and colleges about GCSE, international GCSE, AS and A level exams this summer.

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Fairness at the heart of proposed changes to marking reviews and appeals system

Fairness at the heart of proposed changes to marking reviews and appeals system

Ofqual has today (26 May) announced how it will make the systems schools and colleges use to challenge GCSE, AS and A level results in England clearer, more consistent, and fairer for all students.

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Report cheating, malpractice or exam fraud, Ofqual urges

Report cheating, malpractice or exam fraud, Ofqual urges

Teachers, parents and students reminded to report suspicions of cheating

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Julie Swan appointed Executive Director for General Qualifications

Julie Swan appointed Executive Director for General Qualifications

Ofqual is today (16 May 2016) announcing the appointment of Julie Swan as Executive Director for General Qualifications.

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Changes to qualifications regulation in Northern Ireland

Changes to qualifications regulation in Northern Ireland

Move to single regulator means CCEA take over responsibility for regulating vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland

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Awarding organisations must justify sizes of qualifications

Awarding organisations must justify sizes of qualifications

Ofqual has reminded awarding organisations that they must justify the sizes allocated to many of their qualifications by the end of June.

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Report to Parliament published

Report to Parliament published

Ofqual has published its report to Parliament for the period 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

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Views sought on proposals for setting grade standards for new GCSEs

Views sought on proposals for setting grade standards for new GCSEs

Ofqual today launched a consultation about proposals for setting grade standards for new GCSEs.

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What causes variability in school level GCSE results year on year?

What causes variability in school level GCSE results year on year?

Research into the pattern of variability in the outcomes of school and college GCSE results.

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Presentation from Capita Post 16 conference

Presentation from Capita Post 16 conference

Ian Pursglove, Associate Director of Standards for Literacy and Numeracy Qualifications, presented at Capita's post-16 Conference today.

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CIE IGCSE® First Language English: Summer 2015

CIE IGCSE® First Language English: Summer 2015

Ofqual offers its response to a report published by HMC and the Girls’ Schools Association.

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