2020 news

CCEA resources to help support the curriculum and assessment in 2021

Published: 31/12/2020, 12:00pm

These resources may be useful for schools, teachers, parents and pupils, following the announcement of remote learning.

Further adaptations to be introduced for CCEA Occupational Studies with submission date extended

Published: 21/12/2020, 3:15pm

Today, the Education Minister has agreed that further adaptations should be made for CCEA’s Occupational Studies qualifications in light of the ongoing challenges posed by the health pandemic.

CCEA responds to the Education Minister’s announcement on summer 2021 examinations

Published: 15/12/2020, 1:10pm

Today CCEA received instructions from the Department of Education, outlining the Minister’s decisions in relation to further modifications to the delivery of GCSE, AS and A-Level examinations.

Further flexibilities around adaptations in vocational qualifications for 2020-2021

Published: 04/12/2020, 12:30pm

CCEA Regulation has been working with other UK regulators on further flexibilities around adaptations in vocational qualifications for 2020-2021, and welcomes the announcement by Ofqual on 3 December.

CCEA responds to Department for Education and Ofqual announcement on assessment adaptations for general, vocational and technical qualifications

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

CCEA acknowledges the announcement by the UK Department for Education (DfE) in England on 3 December 2020, in regard to general, vocational and technical qualifications.

Adaptations to CCEA Vocationally related Qualifications for January and Summer 2021

Published: 26/11/2020, 1:45pm

The Department of Education has approved a range of alternative adaptations, proposed by CCEA, for Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQs) in January and Summer 2021.

Public Health Guidance to Support Public Examinations

Published: 20/11/2020, 1:00pm

The Department of Education (DE) released guidance to schools, colleges and exam centres on 19 November 2020, detailing the arrangements that need to be implemented when delivering public examinations within the current public health context.

Summer 2021 Adaptations for Entry Level & Occupational Studies Qualifications

Published: 20/11/2020, 10:30am

The Department of Education has approved a range of alternative adaptations, proposed by CCEA, for Entry Level and Occupational Studies Qualifications in Summer 2021.

Summer 2021 Adaptions for the five GCSE Subjects Outstanding

Published: 09/11/2020, 2:30pm

The Department of Education has approved a range of alternative adaptations, proposed by CCEA, to the following five GCSE subjects: Food and Nutrition, Government and Politics, Health and Social Care, Religious Studies and Statistics.

Review of CCEA’s Home Learning resource (renamed Supporting the Curriculum and Assessment in 20/21)

Published: 05/11/2020, 3:00pm

As one of the key contributors to the Department of Education initiative called the ‘Supporting Learning’ project, CCEA is carrying out a review in the form of a survey.

November 2020 Examinations Series Delayed by 2 weeks

Published: 19/10/2020, 4:30pm

The November 2020 examinations series was scheduled to take place from Wednesday 11 November to Friday 13 November 2020.

Appointment of a Chairperson and Members to the Board of the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment (CCEA)

Published: 19/10/2020, 9:00am

The Department of Education (DE) has launched a public appointments competition to appoint a Chairperson and at least five Members to the Board of the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment.

Extended Extraordinary Regulatory Framework for Vocational Qualifications

Published: 12/10/2020, 6:00pm

Today Ofqual has published the Extended Extraordinary Regulatory Framework (EERF) for vocational qualifications for 2020-21. CCEA Regulation is aligning to this framework for regulation of assessment and awarding arrangements for vocational qualifications for 2020-21, in addition to the CCEA Regulation General Conditions of Recognition.

CCEA Statement following the Education Minister’s announcement on 2020/21 Examinations

Published: 09/10/2020, 4:00pm

Today CCEA received instructions from the Department of Education, outlining the Minister’s decisions in relation to the delivery of GCSE, AS and A Level qualifications for the academic year 2020/21. CCEA will now implement the arrangements required to ensure that learners in Northern Ireland have the opportunity to achieve their GCSE, AS and A Level qualifications.

Explore the impact of COVID-19 on young people with CCEA's Active Citizenship resources

Published: 05/10/2020, 2:30pm

The Active Citizenship project, in collaboration with the Department of Justice, aims to develop a framework for developing young people’s understanding of lawfulness in society. It can also provide the safe space pupils need to gain an understanding of their situation and create a sense of purpose through the uncertainty that surrounds them.