TES – Ofqual says consultation will be launched later this month on improving safeguards against teacher-examiners cheating. Incidents where teacher-examiners have leaked questions to their students ahead of exams have been […]
Examinations and Qualifications
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TES – The number of penalties issued to students has also risen – with the use of mobile phones in exam rooms a major factor, Ofqual figures show. Ofqual – Malpractice for […]
Ofqual – Our summer report is being published alongside reviews of marking and moderation statistics and a range of associated analyses.
DfE – This research comprised a quantitative survey of teachers and qualitative research with schools, pupils and parents/carers.
Ofqual – Number of entries and late entries in GCSE, AS and A level qualifications. TES – AS-level numbers drop sharply after decoupling.
GOV.UK – Regulated qualifications, awarding bodies, assessing, marking, participation and performance, appeals, National Reference Test.
TES – Hundreds of students were entered for maths GCSE with more than one board in 2016, freedom of information figures show. Schools that appear to have entered pupils for GCSE maths […]
GOV.UK – Ofqual’s annual report and accounts for the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.
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.