CCEA statement on Ofqual’s announcement 3 April 2020
Today’s announcement by Ofqual outlines the arrangements for awarding in England and for those candidates in Northern Ireland taking their qualifications with other awarding organisations (AQA, Eduqas, OCR and Pearson).
The vast majority of candidates in Northern Ireland take their GCSE and A level qualifications with CCEA. CCEA has made considerable progress in finalising the options for GCSE and GCE qualifications. These options will then be carefully considered by the Minister of Education.
We understand the urgent need for clarity for both students and teachers, and plan to rapidly implement the arrangements, once these are set out by the Minister of Education. We will also publish the process that we will follow to ensure grades are fair across all schools and colleges in Northern Ireland.
We want to reassure students, parents and teachers that we are doing everything we can to ensure that the full attainment of all students is fairly recognised, during this unprecedented time.
As further information becomes available we will update schools and colleges with the guidance via this website. We would encourage students and parents to continue to liaise with their school for these updates.