Exams administration updates

  • Increased security measures from Summer 2024

    Wednesday 1 May 2024

    As part of increased security measures and to protect the integrity of exams, from this summer exam series and onwards, we’re introducing additional security steps when schools and colleges download question papers on the day of the exam.

  • GCSE English Literature Paper 2 (specification 8702)

    Wednesday 1 May 2024

    GCSE English Literature Paper 2 (specification 8702)

  • Ofqual's letter to schools and colleges on exams and grading arrangements in summer 2024

    Wednesday 24 Apr 2024

    Ofqual's Chief Regulator, Sir Ian Bauckham CBE, has shared the plans for exams and grading in summer 2024.

  • Submitting examined and moderated NEA files in summer 2024

    Thursday 28 Mar 2024

    We’ve been working hard to improve the way schools and colleges submit audio and visual files to us. Our final testing is now complete and for summer 2024, we’re pleased to say we’ve built on the system we used last year and listened to your feedback. Learn more.

  • Updated JCQ guidance: use of artificial intelligence in assessments

    Thursday 15 Feb 2024

    The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has published updated guidance on artificial intelligence (AI) use in assessments.

  • Delivery of results for vocational and technical qualifications

    Friday 15 Dec 2023

    Following the success of the term-time checkpoints that Ofqual introduced in 2023 to make sure results for vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) were issued on time, this work will continue into 2024 and beyond. Find out more.

  • Guidance on recruiting invigilators

    Thursday 14 Dec 2023

    Over the last few years, many schools and colleges have found they've been unable to recruit enough invigilators to cover their exams during the summer. To help prepare you for summer 2024, we've provided some guidance and advice from The Exams Office on recruiting invigilators.

  • Ofqual guides for 2023 and 2024

    Thursday 30 Nov 2023

    Ofqual has recently published new and updated guides for schools, colleges and students for November 2023 and summer 2024 exams. Learn more.

  • Visiting exams: safeguarding guidance for schools and colleges

    Thursday 9 Nov 2023

    We understand the importance of safeguarding within schools and colleges, and we appreciate the challenges that can be faced during visiting exams for our subjects with visiting components. To help improve your experience during visiting exams, we’ve provided some useful safeguarding guidance. Find out more.

  • Ofqual guidance on collecting student performance evidence

    Wednesday 1 Nov 2023

    Ofqual has released guidance on collecting student performance evidence. This is to ensure resilience in the qualifications system for GCSEs, AS levels, A-levels, and Project Qualifications in the unlikely event that government determines that exams are not able to go ahead. Find out more.

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