This page contains the latest information from Ofqual. This will also include the outcomes from any meetings/committees/forums which The Exams Office attends in relation to the work of the regulator in England.

The Exams Office recommends that centres sign up to receive Ofqual's Exam matters update for the latest information from the regulator.

Centres should also view the Ofqual blog for the latest information and guidance.



Current consultations include:

Changes to A  levels mean Ofqual need to alter some of the rules for AEAs. This open consultation sets out the proposed changes and is open from 8 February 2018 and closes at 5pm on 7 March 2018.

THIS CONSULTATION HAS CONCLUDED - download the full outcome.

Ofqual proposes changes to the regulatory framework for national assessments. This open consultation from 18 October 2017 closes at 11:45pm on 20 December 2017. THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED and feedback is being analysed.

For details of all consultations visit the Ofqual homepage www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofqual and scroll down to Our consultations

Complaints procedure

Click here for details of how to make a complaint about an exam board, awarding body or qualification regulated by Ofqual

Exam system contingency plan: England, Wales and Northern Ireland

This joint contingency plan is in place to deal with any major disruption that may affect exam candidates.


Announcements and Publications 2017/18

Recent information includes:

For details of all announcements and publications visit the Ofqual homepage www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofqual and scroll down to Our announcements or Our publications



Announcements and Publications 2016/17


Further information

A guide for centres on the responsibilities of exam boards and schools and colleges.

A collection of documents showing how Ofqual is currently and is planning to reform GCSE qualifications.

  • 9 to 1 GCSE grades

Sign up to the e-bulletin, 9 to 1 news 

View films GCSE grades in England are changing

Click here for a series of infographic ‘postcards’ about all the reforms

A collection of documents showing how Ofqual reforms to AS level and A level qualifications.

Student/Parent appeals can only be made through the school/college. Awarding organisations will NOT accept appeals from students/parents. 

A pack of slides with information from Ofqual and the Department for Education that teachers can use to explain the reforms to parents.


Information 'Postcards' 

Ofqual have published a series of 'postcards' which outline the current reforms to qualifications in England. These include:





Please note that the information provided on this website may not be a comprehensive list of information and tasks relating to your school/college. There may be other specific requirements in your school/college depending on the qualifications undertaken or subjects studied, so please check with teaching staff and the relevant awarding bodies to ensure that you are clear in what is required of you and the associated deadlines. The Exams Office takes no responsibility for any administrative errors at your centre based on information imparted.

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