@Ofqual has today (11 February 2021) published its annual qualifications market report which includes data showing the extent of the export market for qualifications we regulate. The international market is substantial: the majority of awarding organisations we regulate are active overseas and between them issue around 4.89 million certificates a year. These qualifications, offered internationally, are protected by Ofqual regulation so long as they are also taken by learners in England.
Students who took GCSEs in the autumn series (excluding English language and maths) receive their results today (11 February 2021). While overall entries have been small compared to a typical summer series, the autumn series has provided students with the opportunity to enter if they were disappointed with their grade in summer 2020 and wanted to improve this, or if they were unable to get a grade in summer 2020.
Simon Lebus, Chief Regulator @Ofqual responds to a letter from @GavinWilliamson
This letter sets out that Ofqual will soon consult on arrangements for GCSE, AS and A levels, and vocational and technical qualifications, as Simon Lebus, Chief Regulator responds to Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, Secretary of State for Education regarding assessment options for qualifications in 2021: