Update from the Department for Education

At the time of writing, we’re still waiting for the outcomes of the third round of submissions for the Department for Education (DfE). We had hoped to let you know these results before the end of the summer term, however, this news looks like it will come after schools break up.

The good news is, we’re advised that this won’t be as late as last year, which was delivered in at the start of September. We’ll update you as this news comes in by email which we expect to be before the end of July or very early August.

During your well-deserved break, we’d encourage you to keep an eye on your emails as this is how we’ll continue to update you as things progress. Our offices are open and our communication channels are there for you to use, should you have any queries.

It’s also important to note that, the DfE website location of the list of qualifications approved to count in the 2020 performance tables has changed. It has been removed from the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/performance-tables-technical-and-vocational-qualifications .

The following (new) link will take you to a landing page:


Alternatively, the links below will take you directly to the pages containing the most up-to-date approved lists for performance tables:

Key stage 4 approved qualifications and discount codes: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-4-qualifications-discount-codes-and-point-scores

16 to 18 approved qualifications and discount codes: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/16-to-19-qualifications-discount-codes-and-point-scores