Qualifications Wales

Qualifications Wales is the independent organisation responsible for regulating general and vocational qualifications in Wales.

We regulate awarding bodies offering qualifications in Wales. We are an independent body focused on publicly funded qualifications, including GCSEs, A levels and vocational qualifications.

Degrees are not part of our work but we work with universities and colleges to make sure they understand qualifications so that learners can progress into higher education. We make sure qualifications are the best they can be for learners, teachers and employers. We work with awarding bodies to support the availability of qualifications through the Welsh language.

Researcher Senior researcher
Qualifications Wales
A Two Year Framework for Assessment research exploring and explaining standards in GCSE's and A Levels in relation to Norm and Criterion referencing.   We would like to commission a project that: Helps to clarify and explain how standards work in GCSEs and A levels Makes the links across a ‘value chain’ of assessment in terms of a ‘journey towards grades’ - between the design of a complex construct as typically found in qualifications, the design and operationalisation of the associated assessments and the conditions in which they are taken, how value is assigned to assessment responses (including standardisation and marking) and how this links to the validity of grades Describes what the standards processes in GCSEs and A levels are designed to manage or take into account of (for example, changes in entries, changes in assessment demand, changes in performance). We do not want to go into the details of differences across subjects and...
Project Type:
Consulting - Tender opportunity