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 […]
Examinations and Qualifications
Information about qualifications, awarding bodies and the regulation of examinations and qualifications in all parts of the United Kingdom.
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.
GOV.UK – Technical and vocational qualifications for teaching from September 2017 and reporting in 2019 performance tables.
TES – The exams watchdog has called for schools to be wary of predictions of grade boundary marks for the reformed GCSEs. Organisations that provide schools with predicted grade boundaries for […]
GOV.UK – Information for exams officers about using the Parcelforce Worldwide yellow label service to dispatch exam scripts for general qualifications.
TES – Despite the government introducing a new GCSE grading system, the old problems will remain, one headteacher argues.
The Scotsman – Exam chiefs in Scotland have been accused of being on a “parallel universe” and presiding over the worst performance in 10 years as they faced a grilling from […]
TES – As England prepares to scrap letter grades at GCSE and introduce the new grade 9 for academic high-flyers, an influential group in Scotland wants to extend the country’s grading […]
Ofqual – Statistical release: Special consideration in GCSE and A level: summer 2016 exam series. TES News – Record number of GCSE and A-level papers get extra marks after ‘special consideration’.
GOV.UK – Approved key stage 4 and 16-to-18 qualifications and discount codes for reporting in the 2014 to 2018 school and college performance tables (updated 19 January 2017).
GOV.UK – A collection of documents showing how Ofqual is currently and is planning to reform GCSE qualifications.
GOV.UK – A collection of documents showing how Ofqual is currently and is planning to reform AS level and A level qualifications.
TES News – Some schools may be entering pupils for qualifications with overlapping content to boost results, letter to inspectors warns. Schools watchdog Ofsted has told its inspectors to look […]
TES – It’s dangerous looking back to a supposed golden age – the English Baccalaureate not only devalues the arts but also the practical subjects that allow so many pupils to […]