As a UK and international awarding organisation, we’re working with Ofqual, UK Department for Education and JCQ, as well as other UK and international exam boards, governments, and universities around the world, to come together and work on one global approach, so students receive the outcome they deserve. To help you understand the timing and impact of Ofqual announcements, we have put together this easy to view timeline.

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For your reference, the Ofqual announcements to date can be summarised as follows:

On 22 May Ofqual published their decisions following the consultations into the exceptional arrangements for awarding calculated grades in GCSEs, AS and A levels this summer, and on awarding vocational and technical qualifications this summer. Providing information on: 

  • Standardising centre assessment grades  
  • Appeals 

On 22 May Ofqual announced a consultation into the proposals for an autumn exam series, which will provide an opportunity for students unable to receive a calculated grade, and others who would like the opportunity to improve their grade, to take an exam.

This is an opportunity for your school to input into this important consultation and express your views on the proposal. The deadline to respond is 8 June 2020.

Ofqual is working closely with Qualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation and is taking the lead on qualifications that are shared across nations. Detailed information can be found here:

Qualifications Wales

CCEA Regulation

We are also in discussions with SQA Accreditation about the possible adaptations that can be made to the qualifications they regulate.

SQA Accreditation