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Letter to awarding organisations: Setting and maintaining standards in summer 2018

Ofqual confirms expectations to awarding organisations about setting standards in GCSEs, AS and A levels, Applied Generals and Tech levels.


Setting and maintaining standards in GCSEs, AS and A levels and Applied Generals/Tech levels in summer 2018

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The approach outlined in the attached letter has been agreed by the Ofqual Board, is set out in qualification-specific requirements, and is in line with our approach in recent years.

Published 23 August 2018


Guidance and regulation

  1. Appeal an exam result
    • Guide
  2. Performance points: comparing KS4 or 16-to-18 qualifications
    • Guidance
  3. Infographic: GCSE results 2017
    • Guidance

News and communications


  1. Variability in GCSE results for schools, 2016 to 2018
    • Research
  2. Monitoring GCSE, AS and A level exams: summer 2018
    • Research
  3. Special consideration in GCSE and A Level: summer 2017 exam series
    • Official statistics

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