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An overview of the National Reference Test

Background information on the National Reference Test, which will be held in February and March 2017.



Ofqual is introducing the new National Reference Test to provide additional information to support the future awarding of GCSEs. The information from the test will be considered each year by Ofqual and the exam boards prior to GCSEs being awarded. The NRT will provide information on changes in performance over time and will be based on results from a nationally representative sample of students who will take the test shortly before taking their GCSEs.