Research and analysis
Variability in GCSE results: 2012 to 2015
- Part of:
- Awarding of GCSEs, AS and A levels: information for summer 2015 and School and college qualifications and curriculum
- 20 August 2015
- Applies to:
Ofqual's study into variability in GCSE results for individual schools and colleges from 2012 to 2015.
Ref: Ofqual/15/5767 PDF, 1.33MB, 31 pages
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We know that results from one year to the next can vary, but until recently we had not tried to quantify ‘normal’ variability.
We want to understand what level of variation is normal so we can understand whether results in any one year are within the expected level of variability, or outside that.
This document summarises what we have found in some key GCSE subjects over the last few years.
Published: 20 August 2015