Articles from Ofqual

Reviews of marking and moderation: November GCSEs and projects

Number of reviews in England for GCSEs in November 2018 series and for project qualifications in June 2018, November 2018 and January 2019 series

Consultation to update Ofqual’s 'Taking Regulatory Action' policy against Awarding Organisations

Ofqual has today (8 October 2019) published a consultation on proposals to update its policy for Taking Regulatory Action against awarding organisations who breach its rules. The changes are intended to better reflect our regulatory strategy and current practice, and include a recommendation to change the name of the policy to ‘Supporting Compliance and Taking Regulatory Action.’ The proposals include:

Invigilating reformed Functional Skills Qualifications

Reform of functional skills qualifications in English and maths

Functional Skills qualifications podcast on the work we’re doing

Independent Commission on Examination Malpractice

Ofqual response to the Report of the Independent Commission on Examination Malpractice Ofqual welcomes the Report of the Independent Commission on Examination Malpractice, published today (10 September 2019). The Commission supports our view that there is not an endemic problem of malpractice in the exam system in England, and that the vast majority of people involved act with integrity and professionalism. Nevertheless, it is essential for public confidence that all opportunities are taken to reduce the incentives and potential for malpractice to occur, particularly in the light of growing threats posed by the use of technology. We look forward to working with JCQ and the exam boards to implement the recommendations.