Ofqual Guidance: Regulation of GCSEs, AS and A levels

07 March 2017

Ofqual has produced a short video and guide explaining what schools and colleges can expect from exam boards and what exam boards, in turn, expect from schools and colleges. It covers:

  • GCSEs, AS and A levels and their assessment

  • reviews of marking and appeals (currently known as EARs)

  • the changes exam boards make or allow to be made to assessments for disabled students (reasonable adjustments)

  • the support exam boards give to students who are disadvantaged when taking an assessment by illness, injury or something else outside their control (special consideration)

  • maladministration, malpractice, cheating and exam fraud

  • the withdrawal of the Code of Practice

Ofqual has also published information to help schools to communicate about the new GCSE grading system. It includes useful short videos schools can share with staff, students and parents as well as other key messages about the new grading.