Blogs

We will be sharing regular articles on the actions we are taking along with our partners to deal with the coronavirus pandemic to ensure that learners are not adversely affected by the cancellation of examinations. Check back here for our updates.

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How we reached results day by Philip Blaker, Chief Executive, Qualifications Wales 
Published 13 August 2020

 

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Necessity is the mother of invention: Supporting university offer holders for 2020 entry, and potential applicants for 2021 and beyond by Mike Nicholson, Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach, University of Bath 
Published 28 July 2020

 

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Creating a system that’s fair for all by Philip Blaker, Chief Executive, Qualifications Wales 
Published 16 July 2020

 


What is statistical standardisation anyway? by Tom Anderson, Head of Research and Statistics, Qualifications Wales
Published 14 July 2020

 

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Will this year’s grades stand the test of time? by Ceri Assiratti, People Services Manager, Admiral Group
Published 8 July 2020

  

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Cancelled exams doesn’t mean we haven’t worked hard for our grades by Dewi Jones, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg, Llangynwyd
Published 3 July 2020


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Finding solutions to this major challenge by Philip Blaker, Chief Executive, Qualifications Wales
Published 29 June 2020

 

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Planning the path to next summer’s GCSEs, AS and A levels by Kerry Davies, Head of Standards, Qualifications Wales
Published 25 June 2020

 

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The impact of COVID-19 on university admissions  by Robert Evans, Strategic Engagement Manager, Qualifications Wales
Published 18 June 2020 

 

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Year 10, Year 12 – we hear you by Kate Stokes Davies, Director Communications & Stakeholder Relations, Qualifications Wales  
Published 9 June 2020

 


What now that the summer exams season is cancelled?
Meinir McLellan, the Data and Exams Officer at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Myrddin Carmarthen, explains how her work has been affected by the cancellation of exams.
Published 26 May 2020

 


The fairest approach for Year 10 learners by Philip Blaker, Chief Executive, Qualifications Wales
Published 15 May 2020

 

 
Unprecedented times call for decisions based on trust  
A Parents Perspective by David Finney, father of Sam, a year 11 learner in a south Wales comprehensive school 
Published 14 May 2020

 


Looking ahead for those halfway through courses by Kerry Davies, Head of Standards, Qualifications Wales
Published 6 May 2020

 

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Sharing our thinking as we go by Jo Richards, Executive Director Regulation, Qualifications Wales
Published 1 May 2020

 

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Calculate, adapt or delay – the way forward for vocational qualifications by Philip Blaker, Chief Executive, Qualifications Wales
Published 24 April 2020

 

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AS grades, marks and units – why it’s complicated by Philip Blaker, Chief Executive, Qualifications Wales 
Published 23 April 2020

 

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Doing what’s right, not what’s easy by Philip Blaker, Chief Executive, Qualifications Wales
Published 6 April 2020

 

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Multiple answers to complex questions by Philip Blaker, Chief Executive, Qualifications Wales
Published 30 March 2020

 

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Testing times for us all by Philip Blaker, Chief Executive, Qualifications Wales
Published 23 March 2020