2021 news

CCEA Period Poverty Survey Findings Report now available

Published: 16/12/2021, 11:40am

Today, Thursday 16 December 2021, CCEA has published the findings from the Period Poverty surveys, which assessed the frequency and extent of period poverty across schools and colleges in Northern Ireland.

Advanced Information for Ofqual Regulated General Qualifications, Summer 2022

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 09/12/2021, 4:05pm

Ofqual has today published a letter for schools and colleges taking Ofqual regulated qualifications regarding advanced information for GCSEs and GCEs.

Sustainable Farming resource launched for local GCSE teachers and students

Published: 08/12/2021, 10:00am

Today, Wednesday 8 December 2021, the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA), in collaboration with the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland, has launched a new resource for GCSE Agriculture and Land Use.

Guidance to centres for awarding Vocational Qualifications in 2021/22

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 07/12/2021, 11:00am

CCEA Regulation has adopted the Ofqual Vocational and Technical Qualifications Contingency Regulatory Framework(VCRF) for the assessment and award of vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) in Northern Ireland during 2021-2022. Ofqual has published guidance to centres for awarding VTQs in 2021/22.

CCEA and COGG Jointly Launch NEW Digital Maths Resource for Gaelscoileanna

Published: 30/11/2021, 12:15pm

A new bespoke digital maths resource has been developed for pupils in Irish-medium schools throughout Ireland.

Áis Mhatamaitice Dhigiteach NUA d’Earnáil na Gaelscolaíochta seolta ag COGG agus CCEA i gcomhar le chéile

Published: 30/11/2021, 12:15pm

Forbraíodh áis mhatamaitice dhigiteach shaincheaptha nua do dhaltaí i nGaelscoileanna agus i scoileanna Gaeltachta ar fud na hÉireann.

Education Minister Launches New Resources to CCEAs ‘Northern Ireland @ 100’ Learning Hub

Published: 26/11/2021, 10:55am

On Thursday 25 November 2021 Education Minister Michelle McIveen launched a series of learning resources as part of the Department of Education’s (DE) NI100 Education Programme.

CCEA's Approach to Awarding Grades for the 2021/2022 Academic year

Published: 22/11/2021, 3:30pm

Today (November 22, 2021) marks the first day of the November examination series for some 27,149 students in Northern Ireland. CCEA would like to thank teachers and parents for their hard work and commitment in preparing students for these exams. We would also like to acknowledge the role examiners will play in the coming weeks.

CCEA Regulation 2022 Grading Approach

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 22/11/2021, 3:00pm

On 17 May 2021, the Minister announced that examinations would resume in the 2021-22 academic year with adaptations to CCEA qualifications. Today, 22 November 2021, examinations have commenced for the November series. CCEA Regulation would like to reassure centres, students and parents that it has taken cognisance of the grading approaches adopted by regulators in other jurisdictions and of the ongoing effects of the pandemic. CCEA has worked closely with the Department of Education and other stakeholders to put in place measures to ensure the smooth conduct of examinations and give students

CCEA visits Local Schools to celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day

Published: 15/11/2021, 10:10am

CCEA Interim Chief Executive Margaret Farragher and Corinne Latham, Interim Director of Curriculum and Assessment, visited a number of schools to celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day held on 4 November.

Qualifications Wales Announcements on Standards for Summer 2022

Published: 06/10/2021, 12:05pm

Announcements have been made by Qualifications Wales today (6 October), in relation to the approach it will take to GCSE and AS/A level standards in Summer 2022.

CCEA encourages Digital Skills Teachers to contribute to MICRO:BIT UK primary school research project

Published: 01/10/2021, 4:30pm

Micro:bit Educational Research recently launched a survey for primary school (KS2) teachers to have their say on their experiences teaching digital skills. They are seeking to recruit teachers who are willing to take part in a series of short online surveys during October 2021, December 2022 and June 2023.

Ofqual Announcements on Summer 2022

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 30/09/2021, 9:00am

Announcements have been made by Ofqual in England today in relation to the GCSE AS/A level qualifications it regulates. These cover adaptations for summer 2022 and apply to AQA, Eduqas, OCR and Pearson qualifications, even if taken in Northern Ireland.

Ofqual Announcements on Summer 2022

Published: 30/09/2021, 8:00am

Announcements have been made by Ofqual today (30 September) in relation to the GCSE AS/A level qualifications it regulates. These cover adaptations for summer 2022 and apply to AQA, Eduqas, OCR and Pearson qualifications, even if taken in Northern Ireland.

Annual Statement of Compliance 2021

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 27/09/2021, 11:10am

Following our communication to awarding organisations on 29 July, we have worked with Ofqual and Qualifications Wales to finalise arrangements for the 2021 Statement of Compliance.