Key stage 5 (AS and A Levels)

Sixth form colleges, marking and grading exams, results data.


  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

Guidance and regulation

  1. What qualification levels mean

    Find the difficulty level of a qualification and compare qualifications across different countries.

  2. 16 to 19 study programmes: guide for providers
  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

  1. AS and A level maths

    • Guidance
    • Department for Education
  2. Accreditation of GCSEs and A levels for teaching from 2018

    • Guidance
    • Ofqual
See all guidance and regulation

News and communications

  1. A level biology students show stronger practical skills

    • Ofqual
    • News story
  2. Let's have a successful exam series

    • Ofqual
    • Correspondence
  3. Perceptions of qualifications in England: wave 16

    • Ofqual
    • News story
  4. Moderation of teacher assessments

    • Ofqual
    • News story
See all news and communications

Policy and engagement

  1. Rules and regulations on teacher involvement in exam development
  2. Regulating Advanced Extension Awards
  3. Changes to regulations for enquiries and appeals
  1. Updating our rules and guidance for project qualifications

    • Ofqual
    • Consultation outcome
    • Date closed 18 April 2017
  2. Smith review of post-16 mathematics: report and letter

    • Department for Education
    • Independent report
See all policy and engagement