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Open consultations

  • Survey on Draft Non-Statutory Guidance on Assigning Sector Subject Areas (SSAs)

    Background In December 2022, the Department for Education (DfE) published a call for evidence as part of the joint review of the Sector Subject Area (SSA) classification system. The call for evidence sought to understand who uses the classification system, how they use it, and how far it meets...

    Closes 29 January 2024

  • Consultation on Sector Subject Area 6 title change

    The Sector Subject Area (SSA) classification system is used to classify qualifications into sectors or subject areas. It is owned by Ofqual and used widely across the education and skills system. Ofqual and the Department for Education (DfE) have been undertaking a review of this...

    Closes 29 January 2024

Closed consultations

  • Proposed changes to the assessment of mathematics, physics and combined science GCSEs in 2024

    Proposals at a glance Ofqual invites your views on proposed adaptations to the assessment of GCSEs in mathematics, physics and combined science for students in England taking exams in 2024. The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that in view of the disruption ...

    Closed 30 November 2023

  • Regulating level 2 and below Progression Qualifications

    Ofqual is the independent regulator for qualifications in England. Ofqual’s statutory objectives include securing the standards of, and promoting public confidence in, regulated qualifications. Ofqual’s rules, which awarding organisations must follow, are designed to achieve this. Ofqual monitors...

    Closed 14 September 2023

  • Ensuring the resilience of the qualifications system

    Exams and formal assessments went ahead in 2022 for the first time since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and are expected to continue, as normal, from now on. This has been widely welcomed as exams and other formal assessments remain the best and fairest way of assessing what students know,...

    Closed 2 August 2023

  • Register your interest - Functional Skills employer focus group

    Ofqual is currently conducting an evaluation of how it regulates reformed Functional Skills qualifications in English and maths. As part of this work, we would like to speak to apprenticeship employers and other employers involved with Functional Skills qualifications in English and maths. ...

    Closed 29 June 2023

  • EDIA networks survey

    Background to EDIAs: Ofqual’s focus on diversity and inclusion has increased over recent years with an aim to make the workforce more representative of the communities we serve. As part of this focus, following a callout for volunteers, 9 colleagues from across the...

    Closed 31 May 2023