2021 news

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.

Period Dignity Pilot Scheme Launch

Published: 22/09/2021, 11:20am

The Education Minister, Michelle McIlveen, has launched a Period Dignity Pilot Scheme in collaboration with CCEA and the Education Authority.

Direction for Vocational Qualifications assessment and awarding in Northern Ireland for 2021-2022 received from Department for the Economy (DfE)

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 07/09/2021, 12:00pm

CCEA Regulation has today, 6 September 2021, received direction from the Department for the Economy (DfE) to align Northern Ireland (NI) vocational qualifications regulation to the OFQUAL Revised Vocational Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF) for the 21/22 academic year.

CCEA's full suite of GCSE and GCE webinars for Summer 2022 available online

Published: 01/09/2021, 3:00pm

Today, Wednesday 1 September 2021, CCEA launched its full suite of pre-recorded webinars encompassing all CCEA GCSE and GCE subjects. Webinars are now available to view online.

2021 Results Day for Vocational, Occupational Studies and Entry Level Students

Published: 12/08/2021, 2:15pm

Today, Thursday 12 August 2021, 10,297 students from 180 schools and colleges in Northern Ireland received the results of their 2021 Vocational, Occupational Studies and Entry Level qualifications.

CCEA congratulates students and teachers on GCSE results

Published: 12/08/2021, 9:30am

Commenting on this summer’s GCSE results, Margaret Farragher, Interim Chief Executive of the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA), said:

Update on the approach to Vocational Qualifications assessment and awarding in Northern Ireland for 2021-2022

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 10/08/2021, 2:00pm

CCEA Regulation is working closely with the Department for the Economy (DfE) and other UK qualifications regulators to establish the arrangements for assessment and awarding of vocational qualifications during 2021-2022.

CCEA Post-Results Service live for Summer 2021

Published: 10/08/2021, 12:15pm

CCEA’s Post-Results Service for 2021 is now live for those students that may wish to challenge their Summer 2021 grade. This year, once again, CCEA’s Post-Results service will be free to so students can benefit from the wide range of resources available.

CCEA Interim Chief Executive comments on the release of Northern Ireland’s GCE 2021 Results

Published: 10/08/2021, 9:30am

Commenting on this summer’s GCE results, Margaret Farragher, Interim Chief Executive of the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA), said:

Summer 2021 Awarding Update – Progressing to the final stage of the 5-step process

Published: 03/08/2021, 1:15pm

Following the submission of the Centre Determined Grades (CDGs) in June, CCEA continues to make progress with step 4 of the 5-step process for this year’s alternative awarding arrangements.

CCEA Helpline Goes Live On Results Days

Published: 03/08/2021, 12:00pm

The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) has set up a dedicated results helpline which offers advice and guidance for students who are expecting their 2021 results to include GCE, GCSE, CoPE, Entry Level, Occupational Studies, Online Language Assessment (OLA) and Vocational Qualifications.