BBC News – A-level students have been awarded the highest proportion of As and A*s since 2012, amid changes toughening the exams in England. DfE – Next generation of young people gaining […]
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BBC News – There has been a further improvement in Welsh students’ performance at the top grades at A level.
BBC News – More boys than girls have achieved the top A-Level grade in Northern Ireland for the first time.
The Sunday Times – Exam results are to be downgraded as a measure of school quality as the chief inspector moves to stamp out a culture of cramming children for tests.
The Guardian – The chief qualifications regulator in England, Sally Collier, said that year’s A-level and GCSE students would not be suffer from being the first to take the new, tougher, […]
BBC News – The pass rate for this year’s Higher exams was “broadly stable”, Education Secretary John Swinney has said.
British Educational Research Association (BERA) – This report sets out the case against the government’s proposal to use a baseline assessment test of pupils in reception to hold schools in England […]
BBC News – A GCSE in British Sign Language (BSL) could be introduced in the UK before the next general election following a campaign by a deaf schoolboy.
TES – Additional resits for applied generals, such as BTECs and Cambridge Technicals, will be available beyond this summer.
The Guardian – Some children turning up to see their new school have had a nasty surprise: reading and writing tests.
Education Endowment Foundation – Embedding Formative Assessment is a professional development programme which aims to improve pupil outcomes by embedding the use of formative assessment strategies across a school.
STA – Key stage 2 comparative report template.
DfE/STA – Provisional statistics for 2018 national curriculum assessments at key stage 2.
STA – Information leaflet about the key stage 2 national curriculum assessment results (often referred to as SATs).
STA – Information for headteachers, teachers, governors and local authorities about scaled scores and the expected standard for the 2018 national curriculum tests. STA – 2018 key stage 2 scaled score conversion […]