Regulation

Data exchange for AS, A level and GCSE

Rules and regulations for awarding organisations that submit data about exams.

Documents

Summer 2018 data exchange procedures GCE (AS/A level) and GCSE

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Data exchange templates: Summer 2018

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Details

This publication sets out requirements for awarding organisations to provide data about GCSEs, A levels and AS levels to Ofqual. It also sets out the procedures you should follow when submitting data.

Reporting deadlines

Please read the attached ‘Summer 2018 Data exchange procedures’ document for full details of reporting requirements, the dates below are just highlights of final deadlines.

Deadline Action
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 at noon Report all GCE A level outcomes for the November 2017 series using templates B, BW, BR and BRW
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 at noon Report all GCE AS level outcomes using Templates C, CR, CW and CRW
Monday, 6 August 2018 at noon Report all legacy GCSE outcomes at grades A*, A, C and F, including partial absences using Template E
Monday, 6 August 2018 at noon Report all unreformed GCSE outcomes (including those for short courses) at grades A*, A, C and F, including partial absences using Templates E and EW
Monday, 6 August 2018 at noon Report all reformed GCSE outcomes at grades 9, 7, 5, 4 and 1, including partial absences using Templates ER and ERW
Published 26 June 2014
Last updated 22 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added updated documents and template for Summer 2018 and updated reporting deadlines.
  2. Updated the documents and timetable for the November 2017 and January 2018 exams series.
  3. Updated 'Summer 2017 Data Exchange Procedures' to correct the tolerances in Appendix 1A.
  4. Updated with guidance for the summer 2017 exam series.
  5. Summary text gave an incorrect submission date for GCSE English and English language. This has now been fixed.
  6. Updated for November 2016 data exchange.
  7. On page 4 of the 'Summer 2016 Data Exchange Procedures' we changed the reference year for legacy AS to 2015 rather than the average of 2011/2012. This is to provide a meaningful comparison with the 2016 cohort, given that students in 2011 and 2012 had the opportunity to enter units and certificate in January. This change has the support of all exam boards.
  8. Updated with procedures for the summer 2016 exam series.
  9. Updated with templates and procedure for reporting the November 2015 series.
  10. Updated with the procedures for summer 2015.
  11. Updated with the documents for the November 2014 exams.
  12. First published.