STA information regarding access arrangements for Key Stage 2 tests, including videos explaining the process for applying for additional time, early opening and compensatory marks for spelling. See also how […]
Examinations and Qualifications
Information about qualifications, awarding bodies and the regulation of examinations and qualifications in all parts of the United Kingdom.
Ofqual – Our summer report is published alongside reviews of marking and moderation statistics and a range of associated analyses.
DfE – T Levels are due to be introduced from the academic year 2020 to 2021. Find out what they are and what they mean for you. DfE – T Level action […]
DfE – Winning bidders to have exclusive rights to deliver first T Levels from 2020.
DfE – Pupils across the country celebrate success in new gold-standard GCSE qualifications. TES – GCSE results: Top grades up for first time in seven years. BBC News – GCSE results rise despite […]
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 […]
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.
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.
DfE – Information about the new GCSE grades for parents, employers and further and higher education providers.
TES – It would be ‘sad’ if key stage 3 was only about GCSE preparation, says Pearson vice-president. Exam board leaders have raised concerns about schools that teach GCSEs over three […]