From the science QCA, QCDA and Ofqual collection, these resources are materials and guidance produced to assess student performance in the various key stages and examinations.
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.
This resource from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) contains the documents for the Statutory Assessment Tests for Key Stage Two (ages 7-11) science for the year 2003, and their associated mark schemes and reports.
Students in England took national tests at the end of Key Stage Two up to the...
This resource from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) contains the documents for the Statutory Assessment Tests for Key Stage Three (ages 11-14) science for the year 2003, and their associated mark schemes and reports.
Students in England took national tests at the end of Key Stage Three up...
Produced in 1999, these performance descriptors for chemistry at AS and A2 levels were written to indicate the level of attainment characteristic of grades A/B and E/U boundary candidates across a series of assessment objectives. It was intended that they should be interpreted in relation to the content outlined in...
Produced in 2009-2010, Assessing Pupils Progress (APP) was produced by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and is a structured approach to periodic assessment, written to enable teachers to use diagnostic information about students’ strengths and weaknesses and to track students’ progress.