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Ofqual

(ˈɒfˌkwɒl)
(in Britain) acronym for
(Education) Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation: a government body regulating examinations, assessments, and qualifications in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland
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The figures from regulator Ofqual, which cover GCSEs, AS-levels and A-levels in England last summer, also show 2,715 penalties for students, up from 2,180.
Today (19 September 2017) Ofqual is announcing a package of measures that support our commitment to reduce unnecessary regulatory burden.
Ofqual chief regulator Glenys Stacey told the committee she wants to meet with Mike Parker, director of Schools North East, which represents some 1,250 schools in the region, in November to discuss the concerns.
Glenys Stacey, chief executive of Coventry-based Ofqual, said the only apology the regulator did consider was for commenting on the increasing divergence between Welsh and English GCSE results at a parliamentary committee hearing.
But examinations regulator Ofqual has written to every secondary school and college in the country warning of "more variability" in results in 2014 compared with previous years following an overhaul of mainstream qualifications.
Sofia Azam was dismissed by exam regulator Ofqual over claims she passed unauthorised information to Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union following a re-grading exercise.
A BIRMINGHAM union of-ficial sacked for gross misconduct by national school exam board regulator Ofqual is to challenge the decision at an employment tribunal.
TEACHERS have lost confidence in GCSEs amid major concerns about marking, grading and standards, a report by the exams regulator Ofqual has found.
Summary: Teenagers have been let down by an exams system that is abused by teachers who are under pressure to achieve good grades, Ofqual says.
Ms Burns said: "These revelations show the minister had ample opportunity to seek answers as to what discussions Welsh Government officials were having with Ofqual about GCSE grades.
Michael Gove refuses to intervene in the grading of exam papers in England, leaving it to the independent body Ofqual.
The MPs heard evidence from headteachers, union leaders and the head of exams watchdog Ofqual Glenys Stacey yesterday.