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Ofqual’s approach to grading exams and assessments in summer 2022 and autumn 2021

@Ofqual has statutory objectives to maintain standards and promote public confidence in exams and qualifications. We also have a duty to have regard to the interests of learners, which we interpret as fairness. We want to get back quickly to the pre-pandemic standard, but in the interests of fairness, and balancing these objectives, we won’t do so in one jump. Instead, 2022 will be a transition year to reflect that we are in a pandemic recovery period and students’ education has been disrupted. In 2022 we will aim, therefore, to reflect a midway point between 2021 and 2019. In 2023 we aim to return to results that are in line with those in pre-pandemic years.

New Chief Regulator Dr Jo Saxton has taken up her post at England’s independent qualifications regulator

New Chief Regulator at Ofqual  Ofqual’s new Chief Regulator, Dr Jo Saxton, has taken up her post at England’s independent qualifications regulator.

Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers surrenders Ofqual status

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers is no longer an @Ofqual-recognised awarding organisation.

More than 1,300 VTQ penalties issued in 2019 to 2020

1,381 malpractice cases among more than one million awards, @Ofqual report shows.

Accredited researchers now able to access key data about centre assessment grades and calculated grades in 2020

2020 grade data-sharing agreement reached @Ofqual  The Office for National Statistics will deal with applications to access 2020 assessment data.

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