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International GCSEs

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent discussions the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has had with Cambridge International Examinations and Edexcel on the accreditation of the international GCSE; and if he will make a statement. (143952)

As regulators of the public examination system, it is QCA’s role to make sure they have reliable, current and comprehensive information on the qualifications market in England. The chairman and chief executive of QCA met Cambridge Assessment’s Group chief executive and discussed iGCSEs at a meeting on Tuesday, 13 March 2007.