For all Ofqual information, please visit the Ofqual website

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

The Exams Office again welcomed Ofqual to our Summer 2019 conferences providing an Exams information 2019 update

The Exams Office encourages centres to read the The Ofqual blog


Recent blogs include:

(05/07/2019) Exams are over, so what happens now?


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

(28/03/2019) Issue 17 – March 2019 Helping to run a successful summer series now available

Supporting Exams Officers

A film about the role of the Exams Officer to raise awareness of the important work they do among other centre staff and parents

You can find this, along with other exam resources, here

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

Ofqual updates

(28/06/2019) Ofqual update – outcome of EPRS consultation

This morning we published our analysis of the responses and our decisions following our consultation on Reform of the Exam Procedures Review Service (EPRS).

In brief, we have decided to implement all of the proposals on which we consulted. The proposed changes were designed to:

  • speed up the EPRS process by removing the use of formal hearings to decide some EPRS cases
  • remove the requirement for some final decisions to be taken by a panel which includes external members
  • extend the remit of EPRS to include Technical Qualifications as they become available

We have also published the Exam Procedures Review Service: 2017 Report that reviews the work of Ofqual’s EPRS function for the 2017 exams series in England.

(04/06/2019) Ofqual’s response to government’s review of post-16 qualifications at level 3 and below

((30/05/2019) Ofqual have today sent two letters, and published them on the Ofqual website:

  • a letter to Directors of Admissions of higher educational institutions, providing an overview of recent changes to some of the qualifications we regulate that are typically taken by students in England to support their entry to higher education, and
  • a letter to schools and colleges with links to appropriate resources setting out how we maintain standards in GCSEs, AS and A levels
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