Latest information and updates from JCQ
The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) is a membership organisation comprising the seven largest providers of qualifications in the UK offering GCSE, A level and vocationally related qualifications: AQA, CCEA, City & Guilds, Edexcel, OCR, SQA and WJEC.
JCQ undertakes a wide range of activities, such as the publishing of national GCSE and A level results in August; handling enquiries from examination officers; and publishing advice, guidance and regulations on delivering examinations, including the following:
- Access arrangements, reasonable adjustments, and special consideration guidance and forms
- Key exam dates and timetables
- Malpractice guidance and declaration forms
- Past GCE and GCSE examination papers
- Post-results services.
NAHT meets with the JCQ regularly along with other unions and professional associations, and the JCQ awarding organisations.
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Exams and awarding qualifications in summer 2022
The government has announced that exams will go ahead in summer 2022 with a number of mitigations to account for lost learning. If exams are cancelled, qualifications will be awarded through collecting evidence to form a grade.
- JCQ has published guidance on how to use advanced information for the summer 2022 exam series. Advanced information will be published no later than 7 February 2022.
- JCQ has published an FAQ document related to the DfE and Ofqual's guidance on contingencies for the summer 2022 series.
VTQs in 2022
- JCQ has published a guide to the special consideration process for both General and Vocational Qualifications.
- Both OCR and Pearson have set out guidance on how to manage January exams, including what to do if a student is unable to attend. You can find the guidance from OCR here, and the guidance from Pearson here.
For information and guidance from specific awarding organisations please see their respective websites:
First published 22 February 2022