We believe an awarding body regulator has a key role to play in ensuring that the marking, reviews and appeals process is as transparent, effective and thorough as it can be. Fairness to candidates must be the overriding principle.
Whilst we welcome Ofqual’s intention to investigate grading issues as part of its programme of standards reviews and to engage publicly with debate on exam standards, we remain concerned that this consultation does not fully address the key issue of fair and accurate marking for students. The priority for ASCL members is to improve the quality of the assessment system so that students receive an accurate assessment of their work against a published set of criteria.
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