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Ofqual questioned on reform of GCSEs and A-levels qualifications

19 December 2017

The Education Committee questions Sally Collier, Chief Regulator and Chair of Ofqual on the regulation of exams and qualifications.

Witnesses

Tuesday 19 December 2017, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 10.00am

  • Sally Collier, Chief Regulator, Ofqual
  • Roger Taylor, Chair, Ofqual

Topics are likely to include reform of GCSEs and A-levels, the new T level qualification and apprenticeship assessments.

Ofqual’s interim report

The Committee also has the opportunity to ask about proposed measures to strengthen exam integrity, following the publication on Thursday of Ofqual’s interim report on teacher involvement in developing exam papers.

The regulator launched a review in to exam setting practices after a number of reported incidents of malpractice in independent schools during the summer.

Ofqual appeared at a one-off session on exam integrity in November, when the Committee also heard from representatives from independent schools, including the Headmaster of Eton College.

The inquiry

The meeting is the latest in a series of accountability hearings being held early in the new Parliament, with the Committee having already examined Ofsted, the Children’s Commissioner and the National Schools Commissioner. 

Further information

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