Welcome to the QualsNI section of the CCEA website, providing information on the qualifications available to schools in Northern Ireland in an open qualifications market.

The divergence in education policy between England, Wales and Northern Ireland means that in future not all A levels and GCSEs will look the same. The changes began in 2015 and are being rolled out over a three year period. Here we will provide you with the details of these differences, when the changes are being introduced, and the implications of these changes.

Statement from the qualification regulators on changes to GCSEs, AS and A levels (19/08/2019)

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Frequently Asked Questions

A series of Frequently Asked Questions are available in relation to the changes happening to A levels and GCSEs. Should we receive queries that are not already addressed in these sections, we will respond to them and they will be added to the existing queries.

Glossary of terms

We have provided a glossary of all the terminology used within this QualsNI section with which you may not be familiar.

Should you require any further information, please contact us on ccearegulation@ccea.org.uk.