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JCQ – Joint Council for Qualifications – Homepage

“The Joint Council for Qualifications is a membership organisation comprising the eight largest providers of qualifications in the UK. The JCQ provides a single voice for its members on issues of examination administration and, when appropriate, qualification and wider education policy.”

AQA – Assessment and Qualifications Alliance – Homepage

“Our UK qualifications are highly valued by employers and universities around the world. They are taught mainly in schools and colleges and include GCSEs, AS and A-levels, the Extended Project Qualification and Technical Awards.”

OCR – Oxford Cambridge and RSA – Homepage

“OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes.

Our general and vocational qualifications equip students with the knowledge and skills they need for their future, helping them achieve their full potential.”

Edexcel – About Pearson Edexcel

“Edexcel’s world-class academic and general qualifications include GCSEs, A levels, International GCSEs, as well as some vocational qualifications, including NVQs and Functional Skills.”

WJEC – Welsh Joint Education Committee – Homepage

“As Wales’ largest awarding body, at WJEC we provide trusted bilingual qualifications, straight-forward specialist support, and reliable assessment to schools and colleges across the country. With more than 70 years’ experience, we are also amongst the leading providers in both England and Northern Ireland.”

GOV – Coping with Exam Pressure – A Guide for Students

“Many people with high exam anxiety can’t stop worrying about failing or the consequences of failing. For instance, ‘If I fail my GCSEs my whole life will be a failure’. These types of beliefs focus on what you can’t do rather than what you can”


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