Phil Beach

Director of Strategic Relationships, General Qualifications at Ofqual

Applied Generals and Tech Levels this summer

person writing in exercise book, mug and other papers on desk

Around 200,000 16 to 18-year-old students took Applied Generals or Tech Level qualifications in 2018 in subjects areas ranging from applied science, business, and health and social care, to accountancy and horticulture. This blog discusses how the qualifications are assessed and regulated to ensure fairness for all those who take them.

GCSE marking and grading

Introduction A successful qualification reflects the achievements of its holder. It signifies the attainment of a specific set of skills. Those who rely on the qualification (for example, colleges or universities making admissions decisions, or employers deciding who to employ) …

Some thoughts on perceptions

Ofqual perceptions report, wave 13

The latest YouGov report is the 13th annual exploration of attitudes to general and vocational qualifications, as well as to Ofqual.  The research, which we commissioned and was conducted by YouGov, investigated perceptions and levels of confidence in qualifications and …