DfE – This research comprised a quantitative survey of teachers and qualitative research with schools, pupils and parents/carers.
GOV.UK – Regulated qualifications, awarding bodies, assessing, marking, participation and performance, appeals, National Reference Test.
DfE – Implementing the English Baccalaureate: Government consultation response.
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.
TES – Amanda Spielman, chief inspector of Ofsted, warns that children’s chances of getting a “broad and balanced education” is at risk.
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 […]
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 […]
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 – A drama teacher’s petition attacking the government for excluding arts subjects from the new English Baccalaureate has attracted more than 100,000 signatures. This means Parliament must considering debating […]
TES News – Sally Collier, who is likely to become the next Ofqual chief executive, has indicated that the exams watchdog could take a “different approach” to the approval of new GCSEs and A […]
GOV.UK – Ofqual is introducing a national reference test (NRT), which will provide additional information to support the grades awarded at GCSE. Ofqual will trial the test in March 2016, and […]
TES News – It has been around since the 1950s, easing the passage to university for generations of pupils in return for very little revision. But TES can reveal that the […]