QCA, QCDA and Ofqual: Mathematics - Curriculum Materials

From the science QCA, QCDA and Ofqual collection, these resources outline the curriculum required for various ages of student, along with subject criteria for examinations and various curriculum support materials.

Context 
The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) was set up by the Government to regulate all external qualifications in England. The National Assessment Agency took over the specific role of the delivery and administration of National Curriculum assessments from QCA in 2004. By 2007, the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA), which was an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Education, carried out similar roles to QCA although regulatory functions regarding examination and assessment boards were transferred to Ofqual in 2007, as an independent regulator of exams and tests in England. The remaining work of the QCA was transferred to the QCDA. The QCA was formally dissolved in 2010 when the QCDA and Ofqual gained statutory status.

In 2010, the Secretary of State announced his intention to promote legislation that would abolish QCDA which then closed in 2012 and has been replaced in function by the new Standards and Testing Agency since 2011.

Education and qualifications in Scotland and Wales are the responsibility of the Scottish Government and Welsh Government and their agencies.

Resources

GCE AS and A level Subject Criteria for Mathematics (2002)

This set of subject criteria were produced by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) in 2002 for Awarding Bodies to produce Mathematics specifications for first teaching in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2004 as a result of perceived problems with Mathematics specifications introduced in 2000....

GCE A level Performance Descriptions for Mathematics (2003)

The performance descriptions were produced by the regulatory authorities (QCA, Welsh Assembly Government and CEA (Northern Ireland)) in collaboration with the awarding bodies. These performance, produced in 2003, descriptors for mathematics at AS and A2 levels were written to indicate the level of attainment...

GCSE Subject Criteria for Mathematics for First Teaching in 2007

QCA stipulates the criteria for awarding organisations to follow when developing specifications for GCSEs qualifications. Specifications have to meet these criteria in order to be accredited.

The GCSE qualification criteria explain the general aims of studying a particular subject at GCSE and outline the...

GCSE Subject Criteria for Statistics for First Teaching in 2009

QCA stipulates the criteria for awarding organisations to follow when developing specifications for GCSEs qualifications. Specifications have to meet these criteria in order to be accredited.

The GCSE qualification criteria explain the general aims of studying a particular subject at GCSE and outline the...

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