Research and analysis

Quality of marking in GCSEs and A levels

The results of a study to identify where current marking of exams works well and recommend improvements in marking.


Review of Quality of Marking in Exams in A Levels, GCSEs and Other Academic Qualifications: Final Report

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Early in 2013 Ofqual launched a review of the quality of marking of exams in A levels, GCSEs and other academic qualifications in England. We published an interim report on quality of marking in June 2013.

In our final report, we:

  • present an in-depth review of the current marking system
  • set out a series of next steps and recommendations to improve the quality of marking of GCSEs, A levels and other academic qualifications
  • improve the transparency of the exam system
Published 14 February 2014