JCQ aims to:

  • Reduce bureaucracy for schools and colleges by facilitating and delivering common administrative arrangements for examinations.

  • Provide a forum for strategic debate, information exchange and expression of common interest amongst awarding bodies.

  • Enable member awarding bodies to jointly express views and collectively respond to national issues.

  • Provide a channel for collective discussion with key stakeholders including the HE sector, teachers, and their representative organisations.


In meeting these aims, JCQ undertakes a wide range of activities including the publishing of national GCSE and A level results in August; handling enquiries from examination officers; and publishing advice, guidance and regulations on delivering examinations.