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GCSE, GCE, Principal Learning and Project code of practice

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This code is for the awarding organisations that deliver general qualifications in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The qualifications regulators use this code as the basis for their monitoring activity. They review it regularly to make sure it remains fit for purpose.

This code aims to:

  • promote quality, consistency, accuracy and fairness in the assessment and awarding of qualifications;
  • help maintain standards in and across subjects, awarding organisations and specifications from year to year.