Views on adaptations to GCSE and AS level assessment arrangements for summer 2022 in Wales
We have commissioned Opinion Research Services (ORS) to conduct qualitative research to explore the views of learners and teachers who had experienced adapted qualifications in summer 2022.
Qualifications Wales has published qualitative research conducted by Opinion Research Services on teacher and learner experiences of adapted GCSE, AS and A level assessments during the summer of 2022.
The adaptations were made with the aim of supporting learners by making the assessments more accessible due to the ongoing disruption caused to education by the pandemic. Many different types of adaptations were made across subjects. Specific examples are available in our report and summary report.
The project followed on from research with teachers on the centre determined grading approach used for the same qualifications in the summer of 2021. The findings help us to develop our understanding of what can happen, from the perspective of those using the qualifications, when qualifications are changed.