The Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) will conduct a review of the approach taken to developing statistical models designed for awarding 2020 exam results.
Our review will consider the extent to which qualifications’ regulators across the UK developed their models in line with the principles set out in the Code of Practice for Statistics.
The review will seek to highlight learning from the challenges faced through these unprecedented circumstances. We will not review the implications of the model on individual results or take any view on the most appropriate way to award exam grades in the absence of exams.
We will try to minimise the burden of our review on organisations involved in awarding exam grades and will contribute our findings to other relevant reviews where appropriate.
We plan to publish the findings from our review in September.