Joint statement from @AoC_info, @AELPUK, @HOLEXPolicy, @AwardingBodies, @JCQcic, and @Ofqual on #VTQs
Ofqual has jointly released a statement with several organisations involved in assessments, committing to work together and streamline communications:
@Ofqual confirms decisions following consultation on arrangements for vocational and technical qualification assessments in 2021
We recognise that some learners taking vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) have experienced lost teaching and training time as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and that appropriate arrangements need to be put in place to mitigate the impact of this disruption and respond to any ongoing or future public health measures.
Commenting on @Ofqual’s evidence at the Education Select Committee (@CommonsEd)
The Chair of Ofqual told MPs today that it was a "fundamental mistake" to believe a controversial algorithm initially used for A-level and GCSE results would "ever be acceptable to the public".