In exams administration you can find information to help you manage your exams, coursework and controlled assessments.

Read our notices below for news and changes that may affect you. You can also see our latest editions of Exams update and stay up to date on our news and policy pages.

Estimated grades

To help reduce the administrative burden for schools/colleges, from 1 January 2015 we will no longer ask teachers and exams officers for estimated (forecast) grades. To find out more, please visit our estimated grades pages

New specifications for first teaching in 2015: accreditation update 

We are really excited about our new accredited specifications. Don't delay, take a look at the specifications and supporting resources by visiting the relevant subject pages on our website, including GCSE English and GCSE Maths.     

Download our accredited specifications

Keep up to date on GCSE and A-level changes

GCSE languages 

Ofqual has announced the outcome of its consultation on assessment arrangements for new languages GCSEs which will affect new GCSEs introduced from September 2016.

Speaking and Listening

Ofqual has announced that from summer 2014, Speaking and Listening will no longer count towards final grades in GCSE English and English Language. Please see our frequently asked questions for information about how this change will affect you and your students.