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Joint council for qualifications

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) works on behalf of the external examination boards who set GCSE and A level exams to provide common set of regulations and instructions for candidates at all schools that enter these exams. 

All candidates must observe these rules and regulations for assessments, including written examinations, coursework and controlled assessments.  Information for candidates can be found on the JCQ webpages, and are also available to download below. 

The JCQ webpages also include information on Access Arrangements, Special Consideration and Reasonable Adjustments, for more information on these please click here.

Coursework, Controlled Assessments and Non-Examination Assessments

Some subjects involve elements coursework, controlled assessments and non-examination assessments many of which are completed prior to the main examinations in May/June. 

Regulations and guidance on completing these assessments are issued to students but they are also available to download below.