Information about the National Reference Test being used by Ofqual to support the awarding of GCSEs in England.

You can also see blog posts on the National Reference Test at The Ofqual Blog.

Documents

  1. Contextual information about the National Reference Test
    • Research and analysis
  2. National Reference Test 2020 - Information for schools
    • Guidance
  3. The National Reference Test in 2019
    • Research and analysis
  4. The National Reference Test in 2018
    • Research and analysis
  5. The National Reference Test in 2017
    • Guidance
  6. National Reference Test: General information
    • Guidance
  7. Contract for the provision of the National Reference Test
    • Transparency data
  8. National reference test: implementation arrangements
    • Consultation outcome
  9. National reference test: implementation
    • Written statement to Parliament

News stories

  1. 2017 National Reference Test successfully completed
    • News story
  2. First National Reference Test to be held in spring 2017
    • News story
  3. National reference tests: an overview
    • News story
  4. Ofqual signs national reference tests contract
    • News story
  5. New National Reference Tests to launch in 2017
    • Press release
Published 2 September 2016
Last updated 13 December 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added the document 'Contextual information about the National Reference Test'.
  2. News stories are grouped under new heading, board papers and postcards removed from document collection.
  3. Addition of 'National Reference Test 2020 - Information for schools' document
  4. Addition of NRT 2019 documents
  5. Added NRT documents relating to the 2018 test.
  6. NRT privacy notice added
  7. Added a link to the July 2017 board papers which contain the National Reference Test Annual Report.
  8. Added 'The National Reference Test 2017'.
  9. Added a document to the collection: 2017 National Reference Test successfully completed.
  10. First published.