News

Recruitment drive as Ofqual cracks down on non-compliance

Ofqual is beefing up its compliance teams as part of a crackdown on exam boards following high-profile mishaps and...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Ofqual wants to ‘rebuke’ rule-breaking exam boards

Ofqual wants to punish awarding organisations that flout regulations with new “public rebukes” and fixed penalty notices. The exams...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon
News

Complaints against leading exam boards double in two years

The number of complaints received by Ofqual about England’s largest exam boards has nearly doubled over the past two...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon
News

Ofqual’s new price guide will show ‘real cost’ of the exam system

Ofqual has promised to publish an exams price guide that will include increased qualification costs. The exams regulator announced...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon
News

Greater degree of variation in results possible, Ofqual chief warns

Schools and colleges may see a greater degree of variation in results this year, the exam regulator has warned,...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon
News

Exam board marking league tables delayed by monitoring concerns

Ofqual, the exams regulator, is still trying to find a way to publish data on how the quality of...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Exams ‘useless’ for computer science, say experts

Computing experts have questioned the future of the subject in schools after Ofqual launched a consultation on plans to...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Ofqual consults on changes to reformed music and dance qualifications

Ofqual has launched a consultation into proposed changes to the reformed GCSEs, AS and A-levels in music and dance, after...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Ofqual told to minimise fears around tests cheating

A behavioural-insights team commissioned by Ofqual to help it handle messaging around cheating and malpractice urged the regulator not...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg