Ofqual guide for schools and colleges 2023

Guidance for schools, colleges and other exam or assessment centres on qualifications arrangements for 2023.

Applies to England



This guide is for: 

  • schools 
  • colleges 
  • other exam or assessment centres 

It explains what schools, colleges and other exam or assessment centres can expect from awarding organisations regulated by Ofqual. It also explains how qualifications will be regulated in 2023. 

This guide covers qualifications which are typically taken in an academic year, in schools or colleges, including GCSEs, AS and A levels, Technical Qualifications within a T Level and vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) that are on the Department for Education’s performance tables. It is relevant for qualifications taken in summer 2023, or GCSEs taken in November 2023 with results expected in January 2024.

Published 18 April 2023
Last updated 20 November 2023 + show all updates
  1. For those taking GCSEs in November 2023, this guide will support reviews of marking or appeals for those qualifications following the release of results in January 2024.

  2. Correction of factual error: deadline for priority reviews of marking changed from 7 September to 6 September.

  3. First published.