Updated JCQ guidance: use of artificial intelligence in assessments

Published: Thursday 15 Feb 2024

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

The updates follow on from feedback from a recent survey and include some real-life malpractice examples to help teachers and learners complete coursework successfully and to inform school and college policies.

Summary of changes

The updated JCQ guidance now includes:

  • real-life candidate malpractice examples involving AI that has not been referenced appropriately (see new appendix A)
  • information on how to authenticate private candidate work
  • a new section – AI use and marking – to give clearer guidance on the impact on marking of student use of AI tools and on the use of AI tools by assessors when marking, with real-life examples (see new appendix B)
  • an extended list of AI tools and AI detection tools.

Further help and support

To give more support to teachers and learners, the JCQ has also developed the following resources:

The following JCQ documents can be used alongside the JCQ 'AI use in assessments' guidance:

You can find out more in the JCQ's recent blog.

See all updates