CCEA delivers advice on future of GCSE and A levels

CCEA has now delivered its advice to the Minister for Education on the future of GCSEs and A levels in Northern Ireland.

In October 2012 CCEA was commissioned by the Minister to carry out a review to ensure that GCSE and GCE qualifications remain capable of testing and rewarding the learning and attainment of pupils at the end of compulsory schooling and at the end of 6th form.

Since then insights and opinions have been gathered through online questionnaires, a series of public meetings, and meetings with specific stakeholder groups such as students, employers, further and higher education, and area learning communities.

The response to the review has been very encouraging with almost 1,100 responses to the 2 online questionnaires alone. Thank you to all of the individuals and groups who attended meetings or completed our surveys - your feedback has been invaluable in helping us shape the advice.

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