Correspondence with the Secretary of State, ministers & officials - GCSE exams

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Dear Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation,

Please can you release all information relating to correspondence
between yourselves and the Secretary of State for Education, his ministers, advisers and officials regarding:

- GCSE exam boards responsible for
English Language and English Literature examinations for the summer
of 2012 regarding grade boundaries.

Correspondence should include but not be restricted to letters,
emails, notes of phone calls and minutes of meetings.

This request covers information originating from October 2011 to
the date of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Antony Carpen

Ofqual FOI, Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation

Dear Mr Carpen

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information, made under the Freedom of Information Act and received by Ofqual on 23 August 2012. Your request will be dealt with under the terms of the Act

Alison Townsend
Board Secretariat Manager, Ofqual

• Direct: 024 7671 6726 • Office: 0300 303 3344
• 1410 Spring Place, Herald Avenue, Coventry Business Park• Coventry • West Midlands• CV5 6UB

www.ofqual.gov.uk • twitter.com/ofqual • www.facebook.com/ofqual

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Ofqual FOI, Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation

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Dear Carpen

 

Further to your request for information, made under the Freedom of
Information Act, please find attached Ofqual’s response.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

Alison Townsend
Board Secretariat Manager, Ofqual

• Office: 0300 303 3344
• 1410 Spring Place, Herald Avenue, Coventry Business Park • Coventry •
West Midlands • CV5 6UB

[1]www.ofqual.gov.uk • [2]twitter.com/ofqual •
[3]www.facebook.com/ofqual

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Dear Alison,

Many thanks for your reply.

Has OfQual formally commented on the number of results that required correcting so shortly before they were due to be released?

With GCSEs in general, I am particularly interested in whether any ministerial pressure was put on OfQual and examination boards prior to the setting of the GCSE exams (irrespective of subjects) for the summer 2012.

Please could you therefore release any information relating to correspondence between OfQual and the Department for Education relating to the GCSE exams for 2012 dating from September 2011 to August 2012. I am particularly interested in any correspondence between senior OfQual managers and the Secretary of State, ministers, special advisers and policy advisers in the Department for Education relating to the GCSE exams for summer 2012.

With kind regards

Antony Carpen

Ofqual FOI, Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation

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Dear Mr Carpen

Further to your further request for information please find attached Ofqual's response.

Kind regards

Alison Townsend
Board Secretariat Manager, Ofqual

• Direct: 024 7671 6726 • Office: 0300 303 3344
• 1410 Spring Place, Herald Avenue, Coventry Business Park• Coventry • West Midlands• CV5 6UB

www.ofqual.gov.uk • twitter.com/ofqual • www.facebook.com/ofqual

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