Detail of outcome
We have decided to introduce with some amendments the following guidance:
- A5 – Availability of adequate resources and arrangements
- B3 – Notification to Ofqual of certain events
- C2 – Arrangements with Centres
- D3 – Reviewing approach
- D7 – Management of the withdrawal of qualifications
- E3 – Publication of a qualification specification
- E5 – Assurance that qualifications comply with the conditions
- G1 – Setting the assessment
- G3 – Use of language and Stimulus Materials
- G6 – Arrangements for Reasonable Adjustments
- G7 – Arrangements for Special Consideration
- G8 – Completion of the assessment under the required conditions
- G9 – Delivering the assessment
- guidance for what an awarding organisation should do where it discovers that it has issued an incorrect result
Detail of feedback received
There were 33 responses to this consultation. 27 were from awarding organisations, 2 were organisational responses from representative or interest groups, 2 were personal responses from students and 1 was a personal response from an educational specialist. 1 organisational response, from a union, did not respond directly to our consultation questions but provided a general response saying that it did not have any comments to make.
We publish guidance to help awarding organisations understand how to meet our rules. Awarding organisations must take our guidance into account when considering the requirements of the Conditions.
Most of the guidance in this consultation is for Conditions for which we haven’t yet published guidance. In addition, there are proposed changes to existing guidance for two conditions. We are also consulting on guidance which awarding organisations should have regard to where they may have issued incorrect results. This particular guidance does not align to a sole Condition. It aims to provide awarding organisations with an approach to meeting a number of requirements in this difficult area.
We would like to know your views on our drafts.
After our consultation closes, we will consider any changes based on the responses. We plan to publish the guidance next year.