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  • ​​Proposed amendment to the assessment of Chinese and Japanese AS and A levels​

    Ofqual invites your views on a proposed amendment to the assessment requirements for AS and A level Chinese and Japanese qualifications being taught from autumn 2024. This consultation seeks views on whether, and if so how, Ofqual should amend a requirement for AS and A level qualifications in Chinese and Japanese that limits how many marks can be used for responses in English. Ofqual’s proposal is in response to a separate consultation launched by the Department for Education (DfE)... More
    Closes 31 May 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 organisation, representing a range of protected characteristics and minority groups, came together. In 2021, we met for the first time to begin to discuss how we could... More
    Closes 31 May 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, understand and can do. The government does not expect to be in the situation again where exams do not go ahead. However, it remains good public policy to have contingency arrangements, even... More
    Closes 2 August 2023
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