Qualifications update: January 2020

We produce a number of publications, including responses to government consultations, submissions to Parliament, and reports on key policy discussions.

Our consultation responses

Read our responses to consultations from Ofqual and the Department for Education (DfE).

Implementation of T level programmes

DfE February 2018

Our response to DfE’s consultation which sets out proposals for T level programmes and the wider reformed technical education system.

Revised assessment arrangements for GCSE Computer Science

Ofqual, December 2017

Our response to Ofqual’s consultation on revised assessment arrangements for GCSE Computer Science.

Reforming Functional Skills qualifications in English and maths

DfE and Ofqual, November 2017

Our responses to DfE’s consultation and Ofqual’s consultation on reforming Functional Skills qualifications in English and maths.

Marking reviews, appeals, grade boundaries and Code of Practice for GCSEs, AS and A-levels

Ofqual, March 2016

Our response to Ofqual's consultation on marking reviews, appeals, grade boundaries and Code of Practice.

Reforming GCSE and A-level subject content consultation

DfE, September 2015

Our response to the DfE's consultation on subject content for a wide range of reformed subjects.

Developing new GCSEs, AS and A-levels for first teaching in 2017 – Part 1

Ofqual, September 2015

Our response to Ofqual's consultation on tiering, weighting, and assessment objectives in a wide range of subjects, completed alongside the DfE consultation above.

Assessing practical work in GCSE science

Ofqual, January 2015

In our response to Ofqual's consultation on the assessment of practical work in science, we set out our views on assessment objectives, apparatus and techniques, and the proposed student record.

Our submissions

Our submissions reflect our expert views on issues affecting qualification reform and design, assessment and curriculum.

Supply of teachers: AQA submission to the Education Select Committee (November 2015)

Please see our response to the Education Select Committee's call for evidence, investigating if there is a crisis in teacher recruitment and retention. We think there are particular challenges ahead for schools and we are keen to ensure students are not disadvantaged.

Our reports

This section contains our reports explaining different aspects of the government’s education policy.

The Future of Assessment: 2025 and Beyond (2015)

This report considers the big questions and issues that will shape how assessment evolves over the next decade and beyond. The project is a collaboration between UK and international experts including teachers, academics, employers and policymakers.

Getting the right result (2015)

Getting the right result (2015) was produced to provide an overview of the assessment process, and to illustrate how research evidence informs question paper and mark scheme design, marking, awarding and innovation in assessment.