Summer 2018

Exam Entries

We have published provisional data on the number of entries for this summer’s GCSE, AS and A level exams. The following infographics highlight some of the key points.

You can see a more detailed summary of the data in our publications section, here, where you can also download the full statistical report. 

  GCSE summer entries    AS summer entries      A level summer entries 

Letter to schools

Here is the letter outlining our regulatory approach to awarding the summer 2018 examinations.

Spotlight articles

We are publishing a series of articles on the new GCSE, AS and A level qualifications, as well as the new Key Stage 4 and Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate (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.

English Marking  Welsh Baccalaureate 
 Mathematics   Common Myths   Reformed AS and A level Qualifications
 Welsh  Comparable Outcomes   GCSEs – linear and unitised
 Science       Setting Grade Boundaries   GCSEs – Tiered assessment


We have a series of articles on this year’s exam series.