Parents, your chance to tell Ofqual and the DfE what you think of their plans for exams 2021


We know that the arrangements for exams this year is an important issue for many parents, as well as high on the list of concerns.

It is important that parent voice is heard and considered by the Department for Education and Ofqual as they finalise decisions for how students will receive their final grades this summer. In fact, their consultation specifically asks to hear from parents.

Parentkind releases short survey

You can of course respond directly to the Ofqual/DfE consultation. However, there are sixty questions and you may not find all of them relevant. To save parents time, we have condensed the issues raised by the consultation into a short, accessible survey. We will collate your responses and use the evidence of parental opinion to write a parent voice response.

We’d love you to take our survey, which is anonymous and should take no more than ten minutes of your time. 

Take our survey

Who can take the survey?

We’d like to hear from parents in England who have children in GCSE, AS or A-level cohorts. Please complete and then share the link with and groups or friends who would be interested to have their say. The more parents who respond, the louder parent voice will be heard by the DfE and Ofqual.

What if I have a concern not covered by the survey?

Our survey has been written in such a way to make it readily accessible to all parents, and therefore necessarily focuses on what we believe are the key issues raised by Ofqual and the DfE. Their joint consultation is much longer than our survey, and the questions are wide-ranging, covering specific issues. Therefore, if you have a particular concern that isn’t raised by our short survey, please consider responding to the longer Dfe/Ofqual consultation directly.

More information

See the DfE and Ofqual’s guidance for their consultation.

Email with any queries about the Parentkind survey.

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