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Reports

We publish a range of reports on our monitoring activities. These reports can be found here.

These include reports on:

  • individual awarding organisations and summary monitoring reports;
  • particular aspects of awarding organisation performance, such as the quality of customer service; 
  • qualification standards over time and comparability between awarding organisations.

Statistical Bulletins

20/11/12
The qualifications regulators have published statistical bulletins on the summer 2012 examination series.
 

GCSE English Language 2012

10/09/12
This report follows an investigation commissioned by the Minister for Education and Skills after publication of provisional GCSE English Language results on 23 August 2012, it sets out the background to those results and makes recommendations for corrective action.
 

Final Report from Inquiry into Summer 2011 Exam Paper Errors

16/02/12
The findings of the Inquiry into the Summer 2011 Exam Paper Errors is now published in a report.
 

Vocational Qualification Monitoring Reports

09/01/12
The qualifications' regulator for Wales has published awarding organisations' post-recognition reports and responses to the reports.
 

Review of Standards in GCE/GCSE

08/11/11
The following reports have been produced by Ofqual, working in conjunction with the Welsh Government and CCEA (the regulator for Northern Ireland).
 

Inquiry into summer 2011 exam paper errors

31/10/11
An interim report for this Inquiry has now been published which contains a number of recommendations for awarding organisations.
 

Evaluation of the introduction of controlled assessment into GCSEs

28/10/11
The qualifications regulators in Wales (the Welsh Government), England (Ofqual) and Northern Ireland (CCEA), commissioned Ipsos MORI to carry out an independent evaluation of the introduction of controlled assessment within GCSEs.
 

Investigating the relationship between A level results and prior attainment at GCSE

30/09/11
This document is a three-country regulatory publication.
 

Evaluation of Rules of Combination in the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) 2010

23/06/11
This report was produced by the qualifications regulators in:
 

Evaluation of Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) 2010

14/06/11
This document is the second report of a two-year project to evaluate the regulatory arrangements for the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).The conclusions from the report will be used by the regulators as we further develop frameworks for qualifications in Wales.
 

Review of Standards Over Time - GCSE and GCE A Level Welsh Second Language 2004-2009

19/01/11
During 2010 a review was undertaken of standards over time in Welsh Second Language GCSE and GCE examinations. The review examined standards between 2004 and 2009 and this report presents the outcomes of the review.
 

Ensuring the successful delivery of national examinations

25/05/10
The qualifications regulators have published a report on how the regulators and awarding organisations deal with the delivery of new and revised qualifications and with any disruption to exams.
 

Review of Standards Over Time - GCSE and GCE Advanced Level Welsh First Language 2003-2008

05/05/10
During 2009/10 a review was undertaken of standards over time in Welsh First Language in GCSE and GCE examinations.
 

Reports on the performance of the Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC)

17/02/10
These reports provides details on the performance of the WJEC, as the only awarding body for General Qualifications (GCSEs, A levels and Principal Learning) that is based in Wales.