Our examination system is unique. Students have a wide choice of subjects at both GCSE and A level. For most of these subjects there is a choice of which examination board to select. The students’ achievements are then reported using a grading scale. That means that almost all students end up with a unique set of certificated results. Yet the same students will use these sets of results to compete against each other for places in educational institutions or in the jobs market. That competition is only fair if there is confidence about the comparability of standards across these examination results. Comparability of examination standards is therefore of prime concern to QCA.
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