Earlier publication of Ofqual's 2017 perceptions survey

Ofqual's report on the perceptions of GCSEs and A levels in England will now be published in April rather than June.

The next publication of the perceptions survey has been moved to April 2017. It was originally scheduled for June 2017. This has been done because we have reduced the time gap between the exam series that the survey covers (summer 2016) and the data collection (autumn 2016). This was done so that the exam series was more fresh in respondents’ minds, which was particularly important given many fast-changing developments in the qualifications system. Publishing survey results in April 2017, before the start of the summer exam series, should minimise the likelihood of any confusion with the summer 2017 exam series.