2020 news

CCEA Chief Executive Comments on the release of Northern Ireland's GCE Grades

Published: 13/08/2020, 9:30am

Commenting on this summer’s GCE grades, Justin Edwards, Chief Executive of the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA), said:

CCEA Regulation – A Guide for Learners receiving General and Vocational Qualification Results – Summer 2020

Published: 13/08/2020, 8:30am

Today CCEA Regulation has published its Guide for Learners receiving General and Vocational Qualification Results – summer 2020. The guidance is based on similar guidance provided by Ofqual for the award and issue of results for summer 2020.

CCEA update on evidence that can be used in this year’s alternative appeals process

Published: 11/08/2020, 10:00pm

Following the cancellation of the summer 2020 examinations due to COVID-19, we put in place a process to award GCSE, A and AS level grades based on a combination of teacher professional judgement and statistical modelling, as directed by the Minister of Education. A key element of the process is to ensure that qualifications standards are maintained this year. There has been no change in this direction or our approach.

CCEA announces free appeals process for students

Published: 10/08/2020, 4:15pm

CCEA has confirmed today that any pupil wishing to appeal summer 2020 GCSE, AS or A Level examination results will be able to do so free of charge.

CCEA Publishes Information on the Standardisation Process for Summer 2020 Qualifications Grades

Published: 07/08/2020, 4:00pm

Today, CCEA has published information on this year’s standardisation process. The short animation video, available online at www.ccea.org.uk/summer-awarding, provides an overview of the process and the steps that have been taken to produce grades in these exceptional circumstances.

CCEA Helpline goes live in advance of A level & GCSE Results

Published: 05/08/2020, 4:00pm

The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) has set up a dedicated results helpline which offers advice and guidance for students who are expecting their A-Level and GCSE results over the next fortnight.

Vocational and Technical Qualifications 2020/21

Published: 04/08/2020, 12:00pm

On 3 August, Ofqual launched a consultation on the arrangements for the assessment and awarding of Vocational and Technical Qualifications (VTQS) in 2020/21.

Extraordinary Regulatory Framework for General Qualifications

Published: 28/07/2020, 2:00pm

Today CCEA Regulation published its Extraordinary Regulatory Framework for General Qualifications: Conditions and Requirements.

Issue of Results – Essential Skills Qualifications (ESQs) summer 2020

Published: 15/07/2020, 11:00am

CCEA Regulation has been working with awarding organisations on arrangements for the issue of results for ESQs for NI learners this summer.

Annual Statement of Compliance Report 2019

Published: 07/07/2020, 2:00pm

Today CCEA Regulation published the 2019 Statement of Compliance Report.

CCEA Marks Official End of School Year

Published: 01/07/2020, 11:30am

CCEA marked the official end of the school year yesterday by recording its thanks to everyone involved in the alternative awarding arrangements for the Summer 2020 examination series.

Students Achieve Entry Level Qualifications in Extraordinary Times

Published: 30/06/2020, 10:00am

Today, The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) has published 1470 Entry Level Qualifications for a total of 774 students from 64 schools and colleges across Northern Ireland. This is the first set of results to be issued under the alternative awarding arrangements for 2020 and is a substantial achievement for young people, teachers, school leaders and the qualifications system. It marks the successful completion of another significant stage of this summer’s awarding process following the Minister of Education’s announcement on 19 March 2020 to close schools and

Online Publication of CCEA’s Curriculum Monitoring Programme: Stage One

Published: 29/06/2020, 11:45am

Today, CCEA has released the findings and feedback from the first stage of the curriculum monitoring programme. Originally intended for release earlier this year, the launch had to be postponed due to the global health emergency. Almost 1000 teachers provided their feedback and thank you to those who took part in a range of direct feedback, surveys and focus groups.

CCEA Regulation Publishes Decisions on Appeals Process for Summer 2020 Awarding of GCSE, AS and A Level qualifications

Published: 23/06/2020, 5:15pm

CCEA Regulation has today, Tuesday 23 June 2020, published its key decisions regarding the principles upon which an alternative appeals process for the Summer 2020 GCSE, AS and A Level qualifications should be developed by CCEA awarding organisation (AO). Decisions taken were informed by the outcomes and analysis of a recent two week public consultation on the issue.

CCEA Launches Student Resource on Health and Wellbeing

Published: 23/06/2020, 1:00pm

At CCEA we recognise this is a difficult time for everyone. Especially for our young people their families and loved ones.