International comparability research

In 2010 Ofqual began a programme to look at the demand of qualifications internationally. These are the results of that research.


  1. Documents

In 2010 we began a programme to look at the demand of assessments and qualifications internationally.

We compared pre-university qualifications available to students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, against those available in other parts of the world.

We took a look at the teaching of maths, chemistry, English and history in the different systems in each country. Once we’d gathered the information we reported back about ten themes our research found.


  1. Comparing international secondary assessment: summary report

    • Research and analysis
  2. Comparing international secondary assessment: full report

    • Research and analysis