Since 2015, we have gathered feedback from a sample of exam boards’ marketing and support events for their new and reformed GCSEs, AS and A levels. This programme of work helps us to gain assurance that our rules are being met. The programme helps to ensure that exam boards are not providing information at events that is misleading or that could undermine the validity of the assessments.
Information might be misleading if it implies that qualifications are easier than required or that it is
not necessary to teach certain topics.
The validity of an assessment might be undermined if confidential information about the assessment
is disclosed. This might include information about topics on which exam questions will be set in a
particular exam series.