GCSE and A Level Review

In October 2012 CCEA was commissioned by the Minister for Education, John O’Dowd MLA, to carry out a review to ensure that GCSE and A Level qualifications are capable of:

'testing and rewarding the learning and attainment of pupils at the end of compulsory schooling and at the end of sixth form'.

CCEA submitted the final report and recommendations to the Minister on 28 June 2013.

More information on developments in this area can be found on the Department of Education website.

You can also access further information on the background to the review, and the research and events that formed part of the review process.

Media enquiries to Robert Shilliday on (028) 9026 1216, Mobile 07748113810, E mail rshilliday@ccea.org.uk.

Below you can access the Full Report and Appendices:


Final Report with Appendices
2.75 MB - uploaded 03-09-2014
Appendices to Final Report
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Appendix A: Report of Research Findings
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Appendix B: Expert Group Report
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Appendix C: Stakeholder Engagement
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Appendix D: Qualifications Issues Paper
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Appendix E: Review of Other Qualification Systems
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Appendix F: Free Responses to Consultation
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