Summer 2017

Letter to schools

Here is the letter outlining our regulatory approach to awarding changes to qualifications and changes to qualifications and changes to the post-results enquiry service.

Spotlight articles

Summer 2017 sees the first award of new GCSE, AS and A level qualifications, as well as the new Key Stage 4 and Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate.

From early July onwards, we'll be publishing a series of articles by our Director of Regulation, Jo Richards (please see links below). The series will include a summary of the key changes to the new qualifications and what they might mean for the results in August, along with themed articles intended to increase understanding of the awarding process.

Spotlight on English

Spotlight on Mathematics

Spotlight on Welsh

Spotlight on the Welsh Baccalaureate

Spotlight on AS and A levels

Spotlight on Common Myths

Spotlight on Comparable Outcomes

Spotlight on Setting Grade Boundaries

Spotlight on Marking 


One of our key activities as the independent regulator of qualifications in Wales is to oversee the award of GCSE, AS and A level qualifications and the Welsh Baccalaureate.

In this section, you can read overview reports of the summer examination series 2017.

Overview report: AS, A levels and Welsh Baccalaureate - Summer 2017

Overview report: GCSE and Level 1/2 Welsh Baccalaureate - Summer 2017

Review of the 2017 Summer exam Series

Results Data

A level infographic

AS level infographic

GCSE infographic

Welsh Baccalaureate infographic