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Education: Examination Bodies

Volume 714: debated on Wednesday 4 November 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the recent report on the consultation conducted with examination awarding bodies with the aim of developing an approach to the biennial review. [HL6064]

The first biennial review from the Joint Advisory Committee for Qualifications Approval is expected to be published in early 2010. The review and its recommendations will be based on a combination of quantitative data on the qualifications offer and findings from qualitative research, mainly interviews, with awarding bodies and other sector bodies and stakeholders. These interviews were carried out with a guarantee of confidentiality to protect any commercially sensitive information and, where desired, anonymity of respondents. For this reason the interviews will not be published verbatim, but they will inform and be referred to in the review, which will be placed in the Libraries.