Future options for GCSEs and A levels – survey now online

Views are now being sought on the future of GCSEs and A levels in Northern Ireland. A survey to gather feedback on options for the future of these important qualifications is now live on the CCEA website.

The survey responses will help inform advice to the Minister for Education, John O’Dowd, MLA, at the end of June.

CCEA Interim Chief Executive Richard Hanna commented:

“This summer more than 56,000 pupils will sit GCSE and A level examinations in Northern Ireland. The results they achieve will play an important part in their future education, training and employment.

It is critical that GCSEs and A levels continue to be highly valued qualifications, meeting the needs of our young people, the economy and society.

I would urge any individual or group who wishes to contribute to this debate to complete our survey.”

The survey can be completed online on the CCEA website and runs until 31 May 2013. Hard copies of the survey can be requested from the CCEA Research and Statistics team on (028) 9026 1455 or e-mail: research@ccea.org.uk

This is the final phase of the review of GCSE and A levels as commissioned by the Education Minister in Autumn 2012. During the review CCEA has consulted 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.

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