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Summer 2019 data exchange procedures

Ref: Ofqual/2019/6514/1PDF, 697KB, 41 pages

Reviewing GCE (AS/A level), GCSE and Project outcome data received from awarding organisations as part of the data exchange

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Summer 2019 data exchange templates

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This publication sets out requirements for awarding organisations to provide data about A level, AS, GCSE and Project qualifications. It also sets out the procedures for submitting data. Annex A of the data exchange contains any requirements that Ofqual has set based on NRT evidence.

Annex A is embargoed until 22 August (GCSE results day) when it will be published.

Reporting deadlines

Please read the attached ‘Summer 2019 data exchange procedures’ document for full details of reporting requirements, the dates below are just highlights of final deadlines.

DeadlineAction
Monday, 10 JuneProvide your schedule of dates showing when Ofqual can expect your A level award outcomes
Monday, 10 JuneProvide your schedule of dates showing when Ofqual can expect your AS award outcomes
Monday, 10 JuneProvide your schedule of dates showing when Ofqual can expect your GCSE award outcomes
Monday, 10 JuneProvide your schedule of dates showing when Ofqual can expect your Project award outcomes
12 noon, Wednesday, 31 JulyReport all A level outcomes using templates B, BW, BR and BRW
12 noon, Wednesday, 31 JulyReport all AS outcomes using templates C, CR, CW and CRW
12 noon, Wednesday, 31 JulyReport all Project outcomes using template K
12 noon, Monday 5 AugustReport all unreformed GCSE outcomes using templates E and EW
12 noon, Monday 5 AugustReport all reformed GCSE outcomes using templates ER and ERW
Published 26 June 2014
Last updated 28 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated templates, deadline and procedure for the summer 2019 exam series.
  2. Updated for November 2018 exams series.
  3. Added updated documents and template for Summer 2018 and updated reporting deadlines.
  4. Updated the documents and timetable for the November 2017 and January 2018 exams series.
  5. Updated 'Summer 2017 Data Exchange Procedures' to correct the tolerances in Appendix 1A.
  6. Updated with guidance for the summer 2017 exam series.
  7. Summary text gave an incorrect submission date for GCSE English and English language. This has now been fixed.
  8. Updated for November 2016 data exchange.
  9. On page 4 of the 'Summer 2016 Data Exchange Procedures' we changed the reference year for legacy AS to 2015 rather than the average of 2011/2012. This is to provide a meaningful comparison with the 2016 cohort, given that students in 2011 and 2012 had the opportunity to enter units and certificate in January. This change has the support of all exam boards.
  10. Updated with procedures for the summer 2016 exam series.
  11. Updated with templates and procedure for reporting the November 2015 series.
  12. Updated with the procedures for summer 2015.
  13. Updated with the documents for the November 2014 exams.
  14. First published.