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 […]
Examinations and Qualifications
Information about qualifications, awarding bodies and the regulation of examinations and qualifications in all parts of the United Kingdom.
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 […]
Ofqual – The purpose of this report is to review how moderation is currently being delivered in a number of jurisdictions across the world at upper secondary, and in particular to […]
DfE – Approved key stage 4 qualifications, discount codes and point scores for reporting in the 2014 to 2020 school and college performance tables.
DfE – Approved 16 to 18 qualifications and discount codes for reporting in the school and college performance tables.
TES – One of the biggest academy chains in the country has discussed entering as few as 15 per cent of pupils for the EBacc as part of plans to provide a […]
BBC News – British Sign Language should be turned into a GCSE that is taught in schools, MPs were told. The appeal came as a petition calling for British Sign Language […]