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Ofqual: United Kingdom government non-ministerial department
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is a non-ministerial government department that regulates qualifications, exams and tests in England and, until May 2016, vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland. Colloquially and publicly, Ofqual is often referred to as the exam "watchdog".

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Gavin Williamson apologises for exam downgrade disruption [Video]

Gavin Williamson apologises for exam downgrade disruption

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said he is 'deeply sorry' to schoolpupils who had their grades unfairly downgraded across England. He told theCommons: 'The independent regulator Ofqual had put..

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Education secretary apologises for A-level results handling [Video]

Education secretary apologises for A-level results handling

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has apologised to students for his handling of exam results. The government was forced into a U-turn yesterday after outrage at a marking algorithm which downgraded..

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A-level results: Head fears for mental health of downgraded students [Video]

A-level results: Head fears for mental health of downgraded students

About 40% of A-level results were downgraded after exams regulator Ofqual usedan algorithm based on schools' previous results. Headteachers called theresults "unfair and unfathomable", with many gifted..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:07Published
Labour calls for PM to sort out A-level ‘chaos’ [Video]

Labour calls for PM to sort out A-level ‘chaos’

Shadow Education Secretary Kate Green has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to end his holiday early and sort out the "chaos" caused by exam regulator Ofqual's system of A-level grading. Report by..

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Students to launch legal action over A-level downgrades [Video]

Students to launch legal action over A-level downgrades

Students who feel they have been let down by the A-level marking system are launching legal action against England's exam regulator Ofqual. Barrister Jo Maugham has given the government until Wednesday..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:48Published
Williamson rules out BAME discrimination in results system [Video]

Williamson rules out BAME discrimination in results system

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson says that an Ofqual public consultation into the government’s exam results system shows “no bias or detriment to those from the most deprived backgrounds or..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:29Published
Students in Sunderland receive A-level results [Video]

Students in Sunderland receive A-level results

A-level students in Sunderland received their exam grades on Thursday morning. Exam boards have downgraded nearly 40% of school leavers’ grades in England according to Ofqual whilst UCAS figures show..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:40Published

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A-level exam chaos: Ofqual's controversial algorithm to be reviewed, regulatory body confirms

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Gavin Williamson and Ofqual warned of flaws in A-level results system weeks ago, reports say

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A level and GCSE students could see results U-turn as Boris Johnson breaks off holiday to intervene

The controversial algorithm that has led to misery for thousands of A-level pupils could be ditched, No 10 has hinted. Boris Johnson has broken off from his holiday in a bid to try to stem the growing..
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A-level results: Andy Burnham set to take legal action over exam crisis

Andy Burnham "expects to be writing to Ofqual later today to initiate action".
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A-level results: Ofqual 'reviewing' exam appeals guidance

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A-level 'chaos' risks widening north-south divide, regional leaders warn

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GCSE and A-level exams could be later next summer, says education secretary

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