Official Statistics

Perceptions of A levels, GCSEs and other qualifications: wave 16

Results of an annual survey of heads of schools, teachers, general public, parents, students, employers and higher education institutions in England.

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Perceptions of A levels, GCSEs and other qualifications in England: wave 16

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Background Information for: Perceptions of A levels, GCSEs and other qualifications in England: wave 16

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Data tables: Perceptions of A levels, GCSEs and other qualifications in England: wave 16

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Overall confidence in GCSE, AS and A level, and Applied General qualifications

  1. Overall confidence was highest for AS and A level qualifications, higher than for both GCSE and Applied General qualifications. Composite confidence was lowest for Applied General qualifications, lower than for GCSEs as well as AS and A levels.
  2. Overall confidence in AS and A levels in wave 16 was consistent with that in wave 15, while it saw a small decrease for GCSEs. For both qualifications, composite confidence in both waves 15 and 16 was greater than that in wave 14.
  3. Between waves 15 and 16, composite confidence remained stable for individual stakeholder groups, with the exception of young people, where composite confidence decreased for GCSEs, AS and A levels.

Further analysis is available in the main report for each of:

  • composite confidence measure
  • perceptions of GCSEs
  • perceptions of AS and A levels
  • perceptions of Applied General qualifications
  • GCSE 9 to 1 grading scale
  • the review of marking, moderation and appeals against results for GCSEs, AS and A levels
  • special consideration, reasonable adjustments and malpractice for GCSE, AS and A level qualifications
  • appeals against results for Applied General qualifications
Published 19 April 2018