Assessment and Exams

Assessment in National Qualifications samples learners’ skills, knowledge and understanding, and provides opportunities for deeper learning.


Question papers (exams) are one of seven methods of assessment used to assess progress and achievement in our qualifications .

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Information for schools or colleges delivering National Qualifications.

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Results Services

Schools and colleges can submit requests under Exceptional Circumstances or ask about our post-results services.

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Support for centres

Access information and support for centres delivering National Qualifications.

Support for centres

Exam tools

We produce a range of tools to help prepare and study for exams.

Exam tools

Find past papers

Download our National Qualifications (NQ) question papers and marking instructions.

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