Performance tables 2014: information for awarding organisations

Technical information on submitting 14- to 16-year-olds’ qualifications for approval in the 2014 performance tables.


In line with Professor Wolf’s recommendations, in future, only qualifications which are high quality, rigorous and enable progression to a range of study and employment opportunities will be recognised in school performance tables for 14- to 16-year-olds. From 2014 the headline performance tables measures will no longer include equivalences, nor will they include qualifications that are smaller than GCSEs in size.


  • section 1: Characteristics and evidence requirements of qualifications that will feature in future headline performance tables
  • section 2: The process for approving accredited qualifications for inclusion in headline performance tables
  • next steps
  • annex A: Process for approving currently accredited qualifications, and new versions of these qualifications, for inclusion in performance tables
  • annex B: Consultation responses

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