Ofqual responds to DfE results announcement

Ofqual has been asked to determine how and when valid mock results can be used to calculate grades, following the DfE's announcement that students can appeal to receive a valid mock result.

The Department for Education's has said it will allow students to accept either their calculated grade, appeal to receive a valid mock result, or sit autumn exams - after concerns of fairness of calculated grades in Scotland.

Issuing a statement, Ofqual has said: "We understand why the government has wanted to provide some additional assurance for students, by confirming that evidence from valid mock exams can be considered as part of an appeal.

"We are working urgently to operationalise this as fairly as possible and to determine what standards of evidence will be required for the appeal. We will provide more detail early next week.

"We will continue to do everything possible to ensure students achieve grades that are as fair as possible in the circumstances this summer."

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