Official Statistics

Perceptions of A levels, GCSEs and other qualifications: wave 17

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

Documents

Perceptions Survey Wave 17 - Report

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Perceptions Survey Wave 17 - Background Information

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Perceptions Survey Wave 17 - Data tables

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Details

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

  1. There was no change in overall composite confidence in AS and A level qualifications, GCSEs and Applied General qualifications between waves 16 and 17.
  2. Overall composite confidence was highest for AS and A level qualifications, followed by GCSEs and Applied General qualifications, in that order.
  3. For GCSEs, AS and A levels and Applied General qualifications, between waves 16 and 17 composite confidence for all individual stakeholder groups remained stable with the exception of GCSEs among young people, where composite confidence increased.

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 levels
  • appeals against results for Applied General qualifications
  • malpractice for Applied General qualifications
Published 4 April 2019