Results of an annual survey of heads of schools, teachers, general public, parents, students, employers and higher education institutions in England.

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Perceptions Survey Wave 18 - Report

Ref: Ofqual/20/6628PDF, 3.57MB, 61 pages

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Perceptions Survey Wave 18 - Background Information

Ref: Ofqual/20/6628/1PDF, 695KB, 25 pages

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Perceptions Survey Wave 18 - Data tables

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Perceptions Survey Wave 18 - Pre-release access list

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Please note that the responses presented in this report do not relate to the exceptional arrangements being put in place this year in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). They refer only to the normal arrangements in place in 2019.

Overall confidence in GCSE, AS/A level and Applied General qualifications

  • There was an increase in overall composite confidence in GCSEs and Applied Generalqualifications between waves 17 and 18. Overall confidence in AS/A levels remainedconsistent.
  • Overall composite confidence was highest for AS/A level qualifications, followed by GCSEs andApplied General qualifications, in that order.
  • Among employers, there was an increase in confidence in both GCSEs and AS/A levelsbetween waves 17 and 18. Meanwhile, for parents there was an increase in confidence inAS/A levels and Applied General qualifications.
  • Among head teachers, composite confidence in AS/A levels decreased compared with wave17.

Further analysis is available in the main report for:

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  • composite confidence measure
  • perceptions of GCSEs
  • perceptions of AS/A levels
  • perceptions of Applied General qualifications
  • GCSE 9 to 1 grading scale
  • the review of marking, moderation and appeals against results for GCSE and AS/A levels
  • special consideration and reasonable adjustments for GCSE, AS and A levels
  • malpractice for GCSE, AS and A levels
  • appeals against results for Applied General qualifications
  • malpractice for Applied General qualifications
  • innovations
Published 1 July 2020