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QAA leads the development of Subject Benchmark Statements. These Statements are reviewed on a cyclical basis to ensure they are as useful as possible for discipline communities and can inform a range of purposes across the sector, including course design and providing support for securing academic standards.


We consult on a draft version of all revised Subject Benchmark Statements to enable us to gather feedback from the higher education community and other stakeholders to further shape the Statement before we publish the final version.


Consultations are open to all colleagues from across the higher education sector, including students, staff, professional, statutory and regulatory bodies, subject associations and employers.

Current consultations


The consultation document for the Subject Benchmark Statement for English is published below. Responses should be submitted via the online survey.


A Microsoft Word version of the consultation questions has also been provided for those who would like to prepare their answers before submitting the online survey.


The closing date for responses is Monday 20 March 2023 at 18.00 and we plan to publish the final Statements in summer 2023.