Latest news from Ofqual: Students, teachers and parents – have your say!

18 Nov 22
Pupil in school uniform, sitting at desk with exam paper in front of them. Teacher standing in background

Latest news from Ofqual: Students, teachers and parents – have your say!

Reading time: less than 00:01:20


The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation is asking students for their say on extra time and reasonable adjustments for exams. They would like to hear students’ views and experiences of extra time as a reasonable adjustment, and time in exams and tests more generally.

The survey is for all students, whether they receive extra time or not, and for all qualification types with timed exams or tests.

If students would like to give further insight, there will also be the opportunity to volunteer for a short follow-up online interview exploring these issues in more detail. This section of the feedback process is optional.

Survey closes 8 Dec 2022

The link to the survey can be found here.

Teachers /SENCos, students/former students and parents/guardians

For information, the UK Association for Accessible Formats (UKAAF) Exams Group is launching a project to investigate the experience of students with dyslexia who are taking external examinations.

The focus of this project is on support that is, or could be, offered through accessible formats development rather than reasonable adjustments.

UKAAF would like teachers/SENCos, students/former students and parents/guardians to take their survey.

The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete and closes on 25 November 2022.

UKAAF Exams Group Dyslexia Survey 2022.

UKAAF Exams Group would be grateful if you can share the survey with your networks.

For further information, Ofqual has recently published two articles:

  • Research exploring perceptions of arrangements for assessing and grading students in 2021
  • Official Statistics: Access arrangements for GCSE, AS and A Level: 2021 to 2022 academic year