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Encouraging interactive talk for GCSE languages

New case studies available

Date: 27/01/11

Collection of exam scripts – new Parcelforce Worldwide number

Collection of exam scripts – new Parcelforce Worldwide number

Parcelforce Worldwide, which will continue to collect general qualification exam scripts for the next three years, have a new number - 0844 561 7998.

Date: 25/01/11

National curriculum website

The Department for Education (DfE) and QCDA have worked together to revise the National Curriculum website to focus on the statutory Programmes of Study that schools must follow.

Date: 20/01/11

Spring training for new exams officers

QDCA is offering induction training for new exams officers in spring 2011.

Date: 17/01/11

Priority information - the Foundation Learning Catalogue

The interim criteria for section 96 approvals mean most new qualifications will be approved for post-16 use but, for the most part, only new qualifications at Entry level (and not Level 1+) will be approved for use pre-16.

Date: 11/01/11

Extension of key skills in apprenticeships

Ministers have agreed an extended, temporary transitional arrangement for the extension of key skills in apprenticeships

Date: 17/12/10

Local authority factsheets now available

Following the postponement of the 2010 local authority assessment advisors event, QCDA has created a set of factsheets based on the areas local authority wanted additional support and guidance on for the 2011 assessment cycle.

Date: 14/12/10

Latest news from QCDA's functional skills team

As the pilot has now finished, new functional skills qualifications are being accredited and the associated e-newsletter will no longer be sent to subscribers.

Date: 01/12/10

QCDA's response to review into testing

QCDA's response to review into testing

Lin Hinnigan, chief executive of QCDA, comments on the DfE's announcement of Lord Bew's review into testing.

Date: 05/11/10