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

Closes 31 May 2023

Opened 26 Apr 2023


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).


This consultation is open to anyone who may wish to make representation but may be of most interest to:  

  • students, including private candidates, and especially those who are expecting to study Chinese AS or A level or Japanese AS or A level from autumn 2024 and beyond, and their parents and carers 

  • teachers of these qualifications 

  • school and college leaders and heads of other types of exam centre 

  • unions 

  • exams officers 

  • the exam boards that will provide the qualifications 

  • those who use qualifications to make selection decisions: higher education institutions and employers. 

Consultation arrangements 


This consultation will be open for 5 weeks starting on Wednesday 26 April 2023 and ending on Wednesday 31 May 2023 at 11:45pm. 


Please respond to this consultation by completing the online response form.

Give us your views


  • Anyone from any background


  • AS and A levels