Ofqual consultation on setting grade standards

26 April 2016

Ofqual is consulting on its approach for setting grade standards in all subjects from 2018, and on a modification to its previous decisions for English language, English literature and mathematics about how grades 8 and 9 are set.

It is proposing to adopt largely the same approach to standard setting for new GCSEs in all other subjects, as already announced for the first three subjects. The only difference relates to the award of grades 8 and 9, the highest grades. It is proposing to adopt a modified approach to the award of grades 8 and 9 across all subjects, including English language, English literature and mathematics. 

ASCL will be responding to the consultation on behalf of members - if you wish to send your views to us for our response, please email them to ASCL Curriculum and Assessment Specialist Suzanne O'Farrell at suzanne.o'farrell@ascl.org.uk by Friday 13 May. In addition, we would also urge members to respond to the consultation online. The consultation date for responses is Friday 17 June 2016.