GOV.UK – Ofqual’s annual report and accounts for the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.
Examinations and Qualifications
Information about qualifications, awarding bodies and the regulation of examinations and qualifications in all parts of the United Kingdom.
DfE – Implementing the English Baccalaureate: Government consultation response.
BBC News Education – Pass marks for GCSEs in England need to be pushed upwards to catch up with high performing education systems in Asia, say researchers from the Education Policy […]
The Telegraph – Thousands of students are set to receive the wrong GCSE mark this week under the new numerical grading system, experts have said, as they warn of its “alarming” consequences. The […]
TES – A TES and Mumsnet poll reveals widespread anxiety and confusion among parents about the exam reforms.
BBC News Education – The proportion of top A-level grades achieved by Northern Ireland students has risen significantly.
BBC News Education – A-level results for the top grades are the best since 2009 in Wales.
BBC NewsEducation – Almost 160,000 students across Scotland are receiving their exam results – with a record number passing Higher exams.
GOV.UK – A level results day 2017. TES – A-level results 2017: Six key points. BBC News Education – Boys help to raise A-level grades. The Guardian – A-level results show rise in top […]
TES – Amanda Spielman, chief inspector of Ofsted, warns that children’s chances of getting a “broad and balanced education” is at risk.
TES – Ofqual announces new right to appeal results after initial exam board review, if schools continue to have concerns about errors in marking or moderation. Ofqual – Additional GCSE, AS and […]
BBC News Education – The head of one of England’s biggest exam boards has expressed “profound regret” after leaks hit two of its A-level exams in the past few days.
TESS – The Scottish education secretary’s decision to scrap unit assessments will cost ‘at least £4.5 million’. The scrapping of unit assessments to ease teacher workload has left the Scottish government […]
The Guardian – The government is failing to provide sufficient information about the new GCSEs because of an “overzealous” interpretation of rules governing what civil servants can say in the runup to […]
BBC News Education – Students using an exam revision app say they have been charged repeatedly, even when they no longer need it or have not been able to use it.