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The Exams Office encourages centres to read the The Ofqual blog


Recent blogs include:

(15/03/2019) What can schools do about examination and test anxiety

(13/03/2019) Examing the examiners

(08/03/2019) What is it like to experience exam stress? A student perspective

(05/03/2019) 11 things we know about marking and 2 things we don’t …yet

(01/03/2019) Positive steps and Understanding test anxiety

(22/02/2019) National Reference Test 2019 – 10 things you need to know

(08/02/2019) New A level Maths in 2019

(01/02/2019) GCSE and A level reform is nearly complete

(25/01/2019) Be prepared: GCSE and A level exam contingency day 2019

(15/01/2019) GCSE tiering decisions for summer 2019

(11/01/2019) Mobile phones in exams: behind the malpractice stats


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A summary of Ofqual’s work on general qualifications – sent out at least once a term

  • (11/01/2019) Issue 16 – January 2019 now available


Specifically written for exams officers and other interested staff members in schools and colleges (the Exam matters newsletter will supersede 9 to 1 news this year when the vast majority of 9 to 1 reforms will be through)

Regulating GCSEs, AS and A levels: guide for schools and colleges

Explains how Ofqual regulates exam boards that provide GCSEs, AS and A levels, what schools and colleges can expect from ​exam boards and what exam boards, in turn, expect from schools and colleges

Qualifications reform – Ofqual communications


AS and A level changes and reforms

GCSE changes and reforms    Get the facts: GCSE reforms 

Qualifications reform: resources for teachers

Ofqual postcards: GCSE, AS and A level reforms, with an emphasis on current reforms to qualifications in England 

Videos about GCSE 9–1 grading 

Supporting Exams Officers

The Exams Office has been working closely with Ofqual over recent years and welcomes Ofqual’s attempt to raise the profile of exams officers, and increase awareness of exams regulations and requirements

To further develop our positive collaborative working relationship, we will be further meeting with Ofqual and would like to thank Ofqual for attending our Winter 2019 conferences as a keynote speaker providing an update on Our work with Exams Officers 

(13/11/2018) Webinar for Exams OfficersWhen things go right: A wider perspective of the exams system  Recording and transcript available here

(10/12/2018) JCQ responses to Ofqual webinar for exams officers (held on 13 November 2018)


Ofqual updates

(01/03/2019) Coping with exam pressure – a guide for students

(25/02/2019) Consultation on awarding organisation controls for centre assessments

(19/02/2019) Functional Skills qualifications A collection of documents showing how Ofqual is currently reforming Functional Skills qualifications

(18/02/2019) Suspending the accreditation requirement for GCSE Computer Science


(15/01/2019) Open letter to Heads about grading of higher tier combined science and MFL GCSEs in 2019

(updated 11/01/2019) Access arrangements for GCSE, AS and A Level: 2017 to 2018 academic year