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Chief Regulator of Ofqual visits Hills Road Sixth Form College

16 Oct 2018
Hills Road Sixth Form College were delighted to welcome visitors from Ofqual on Friday 12th October. Sally Collier, Chief Regulator at Ofqual and Beth Black who is Director for Research and Analysis, joined the Principal and Curriculum staff in discussing the impacts of the new linear A level specifications on students’ outcomes.

During the visit, Ofqual were keen to understand the experience of the new specifications from the perspective of both teaching staff and students and met with some Gap year Hills Road students who talked about their personal experience of completing A level qualifications in the Summer.

Principal, Jo Trump said “We were really pleased to have the opportunity to talk directly to Ofqual colleagues today about the transition to linear A levels and to be able to raise some examples of the early issues we have found.”

“As a large and experienced A level centre, we are very well placed to be able to provide statistically valid samples of how the new A levels are working on the ground for students.” “We are pleased to be able to contribute to Ofqual’s effort to ensure that students are rewarded accurately and fairly for their achievement in these high stakes examinations which mean so much to students, parents and teachers alike.”