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Ofqual - Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation

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Perceptions of A levels and GCSEs

Each year Ofqual commissions a survey of public perceptions of A levels and GCSEs in England. The survey covers teachers, parents and students, and addresses confidence in the general examinations systems.

YearTitlePublished datePagesDetails
2011 Perceptions of A levels and GCSEs - Wave 10 12/03/2012 95 PDF 970kb
  Data tables (XLS)      
2010 Perceptions of A levels and GCSEs - Wave 9 03/2011 83 PDF 678kb
  Data tables (XLS)      
2009 Perceptions of A levels and GCSEs - Wave 8 22/03/2010 86 PDF 997kb
2008 Perceptions of A levels and GCSEs - Wave 7 29/07/2009 124 PDF 637kb
2007 Perceptions of A levels and GCSEs - Wave 6 12/2007 114 PDF 616kb
2006 Perceptions of A levels and GCSEs - Wave 5 11/05/2007 53 PDF 1496kb
2005 Perceptions of A levels and GCSEs - Wave 4 30/03/2006 46 PDF 334kb
2004 Perceptions of A levels and GCSEs - Wave 3 11/2004 43 PDF 258kb
2003 Perceptions of A levels and GCSEs - Wave 2 12/2003 29 PDF 216kb
2003 Perceptions of A levels and GCSEs - Wave 1 15/05/2003 34 PDF 222kb

Prior to Wave 7 the perception surveys were commissioned by The Qualifications & Curriculum Authority (QCA).

Release list for the 2011 survey

In addition to Ofqual's and IPSOS’s professional and production staff, pre-release access to the statistics of up to 24 hours is granted to the following postholders:

Ofqual: Director of Standards and the relevant press officers

Department for Education: Team Leader, Policy on Exams Delivery; Policy officer, Policy on Exams Delivery; Senior Press Officer, Schools Desk; Ofqual Relationship Team

CCEA: Communications Executive

AQA: PR and Media Relations Manager

OCR: Media Relations Manager

WJEC/CBAC: Marketing & Communications Manager

Edexcel: Press and Public Affairs Manager

JCQ: Head of Policy and Communications

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