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WJEC-CBAC: Special conditions: May 2014

We have placed special conditions on WJEC-CBAC to make sure its processes and procedures for new GCSEs (graded 9 to 1) work as intended

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Awarding organisation Issue Action taken Case status
WJEC-CBAC Ltd (WJEC-CBAC) Development, delivery and award of GCSE (9 to 1) qualifications Imposed special conditions (at recognition) Open

On 13 May 2014, we accepted WJEC-CBAC’s application to be recognised for the new GCSE (9 to 1) qualifications.

At the same time, we decided to impose special conditions on WJEC-CBAC for those qualifications. This is because:

  • GCSE (9 to 1) qualifications are important qualifications: they will be used by students moving to higher education and employment and for school league tables
  • the new GCSEs are also fundamentally different from the existing GCSE qualifications (graded A* to G) that WJEC-CBAC currently offer
  • as part of its application for recognition WJEC-CBAC explained how it will implement the development, delivery and award of GCSE (9 to 1) qualifications, but these processes and practices have not yet been fully tested in operation
  • to maintain standards and public confidence in GCSEs, we want to closely monitor WJEC-CBAC’s implementation plan and any changes to it

We will review these conditions on or before 1 October 2016, and will remove them when they are no longer necessary.