ATL comment on Glenys Stacey’s speech on England’s exam system
Commenting on CEO and Chief Regulator of Ofqual, Glenys Staceys, speech today, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:
“ATL welcomes the Chief Regulator’s acknowledgement that once the current programme of GCSE, AS and A-level reform is completed there needs to be a period of stability. We also welcome that Ofqual will be launching a consultation about how the exams appeal system can be improved.
“The Chief Regulator references that accreditation of Phase 2 GCSEs, AS and A-levels has been slower than hoped. Given that Phase 2 qualifications have not yet been accredited when specifications should have been in schools and colleges last month, is Ofqual still confident that its reform programme is on target?”