Ofqual regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. We’re a non-ministerial government department, independent of government and report directly to Parliament. We maintain standards and confidence in qualifications in England (GCSEs, AS and A levels and vocational and technical qualifications).

We’re responsible for making sure that:

–       regulated qualifications reliably indicate the knowledge, skills and understanding students have demonstrated

–       assessments and exams show what a student has achieved

–       people have confidence in the qualifications that we regulate

–       students and teachers have information on the full range of qualifications that we regulate

We publish a number of statistical publications and interactive data visualisations related to examinations and qualifications that we regulate.

More information about Ofqual is available at