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Looking ahead to GCSE, Level 1 and Level 2 vocational and technical qualifications results

On Thursday, more than half a million students will receive results for GCSEs and Level 1 and Level 2 vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs). Students across the country have told us that they wanted to sit exams and assessments to …

Vocational and technical qualifications grading in 2023  

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Students are at the heart of Ofqual’s work, and thousands take vocational and technical qualifications, such as BTEC Nationals or Cambridge Technicals. These qualifications are a passport for students to move on to further studies, an apprenticeship or employment.  Ofqual …

We asked GCSE, AS and A level examiners about their role. Here’s what we found out.

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All students deserve to receive grades that show what they can do in good time for deciding the next stage of their lives. Examiners are crucial to making sure this happens. Each year, exam boards recruit thousands of examiners to …

A day in the life of an exams officer is never dull or boring

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Four piles of GCSE maths exam papers on a desk in an empty exam hall

Nicki Hlousek, exams manager at Newcastle College, gives an insight into his role. Those of us involved in exam delivery are often employed in distinct roles with a wide variety of responsibilities. Many work alone as a sole exams officer; …

How Ofqual acts in the interests of apprentices

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Male and female construction workers

National Apprenticeship Week is the perfect time to talk about how Ofqual’s work benefits apprentices, and the employers they go on to work for. Specifically, I want to look at apprenticeship end-point assessments (EPAs).   Apprenticeship end-point assessments   EPAs are tests …