What’s the role of Qualifications Wales?

About us

Qualifications Wales is the independent regulator for GCSEs, A levels, the Welsh Baccalaureate, and vocational qualifications in Wales. 

We are here to maintain confidence that the qualifications we regulate are fair, trusted and valuable in Wales and beyond.

Our role in exams

We monitor and scrutinise the entire process, including paper setting, marking and the awarding of grades.

Before the award of a qualification is confirmed, the awarding body must report their proposed outcomes to us. If the overall outcomes are different to what we would expect, we ask the awarding body for an explanation.

If we are not satisfied, we can ask the awarding body to look again at the award, or to conduct additional analysis to confirm its proposed award.