This student guide, for students taking vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) sets out what is in place to support students taking VTQ examinations and assessments in the 2021-2022 academic year.
Ofqual has today published a statement on assessment arrangements for students taking qualifications in the academic year 2022 to 2023.
From Monday 7 February, students in Northern Ireland sitting exams with AQA, Eduqas, OCR and Pearson in summer 2022 have access to Advance Information to help focus their revision for GCSE, AS and A level exams, in order mitigate the disruption to learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ofqual has today published a letter for schools and colleges taking Ofqual regulated qualifications regarding advanced information for GCSEs and GCEs.
CCEA Regulation has adopted the Ofqual Vocational and Technical Qualifications Contingency Regulatory Framework(VCRF) for the assessment and award of vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) in Northern Ireland during 2021-2022. Ofqual has published guidance to centres for awarding VTQs in 2021/22.
On 17 May 2021, the Minister announced that examinations would resume in the 2021-22 academic year with adaptations to CCEA qualifications. Today, 22 November 2021, examinations have commenced for the November series. CCEA Regulation would like to reassure centres, students and parents that it has taken cognisance of the grading approaches adopted by regulators in other jurisdictions and of the ongoing effects of the pandemic. CCEA has worked closely with the Department of Education and other stakeholders to put in place measures to ensure the smooth conduct of examinations and give students