Terms of Reference for EPRS in summer 2021

Closed 2 Jul 2021

Opened 14 Jun 2021


Proposed revisions to the way the Exam Procedures Review Service will operate for qualifications awarded in summer 2021

Proposals at a glance

The Exam Procedures Review Service (EPRS) is an Ofqual process to consider whether an awarding organisation has followed its own processes, and secured the outcomes required by its conditions of recognition, in relation to the award of specified qualifications.

Qualifications will be awarded differently in summer 2021, because the ongoing pandemic means it is not possible for public examinations to be held. The EPRS will still have a role but the current Terms of Reference do not reflect the way the affected qualifications will be awarded, or the extraordinary regulatory frameworks which we have put in place.

We are on consulting on proposed changes to the Terms of Reference for EPRS which will affect relevant qualifications awarded in summer 2021 only.


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

  • awarding organisations which make available the qualifications in scope of EPRS schools
  • colleges
  • teachers who deliver qualifications
  • students and their parents or carers

Consultation Arrangements


This consultation will be open for two weeks starting on Monday 14 June 2021 and ending on Friday 2 July 2021 at 23:45.

For information on how we will use and manage your data, please see Annex A: Your data.


  • Anyone from any background


  • GCSEs
  • AS and A levels
  • Functional skills