Key stage 3 and 4 exam marking, qualifications and results

Regulated qualifications, awarding bodies, assessing, marking, participation and performance, appeals, National Reference Test.


  1. Find a regulated qualification

    Check if a qualification is regulated and what level it is on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

  2. Check if an awarding body is recognised

    How to check if the organisation giving you an award is registered and accredited by the exams regulator

  3. Appeal an exam result

    How to appeal a qualification result (GCSE, AS, A level, Diploma or other qualification) or ask for it to be marked again if you think it's wrong

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Guidance and regulation

  1. English Baccalaureate (EBacc)
  2. Infographic: GCSE results, 2018
  3. Exam system contingency plan: England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  4. Performance points: comparing KS4 or 16 to 18 qualifications
  5. Infographic: GCSE results 2017
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News and communications

  1. Opportunities for improving quality of marking
  2. Consultation on changes to performance rules in GCSE, AS and A level music and dance
  3. Letter to heads: Summer exams 2019
  4. National reference test in 2019
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Research and statistics

  1. Access arrangements for GCSE, AS and A Level: 2017 to 2018 academic year
  2. Malpractice in GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2018 exam series
  3. Ofqual 2018 summer exam series report
  4. Reviews of marking and moderation for GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2018 exam series
  5. Approaches to assessment without levels in schools
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Rules and regulations on teacher involvement in exam development
  2. Assessment arrangements for GCSE computer science
  3. Changes to regulations for enquiries and appeals
  4. Marking reviews, appeals, grade boundaries and Code of Practice
  5. Requirements on setting GCSE (9 to 1) grade boundaries
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Congratulatory letters for schools at key stage 4
  2. Contract for the provision of the National Reference Test
  3. EBacc and non-EBacc subject entries and achievement
  4. Modern foreign language: key stage 3 achievement levels
  5. The official document awarded to students if they achieve the English Baccalaureate
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