Schools told by Ofqual to expect 'more variability' in exam results this year

The exams regulator has written to schools as pupils sit new GCSEs and A levels for the first time.


The exams regulator Ofqual has warned schools to prepare for “more variability” in results following the introduction of new GCSEs and A levels this year. 


Sally Collier, chief regulator of Ofqual, has written to schools today to tell them to expect variability in their results this summer following the significant changes to the qualifications. 


This summer, pupils are sitting new GCSEs in English and maths – as well as a number of new AS levels and A levels. 


In her letter, Ms Collier said: "We know that it is normal for schools and colleges to see some variability in their own year-to-year results – either up or down.


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