Examinations and Qualifications

Information about qualifications, awarding bodies and the regulation of examinations and qualifications in all parts of the United Kingdom.

DfE - Information about the EBacc performance measure and the criteria qualifications must meet to count towards it. DfE - English Baccalaureate: eligible qualifications....

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DfE - Approved key stage 4 qualifications, discount codes and point scores for reporting in the 2014 to 2020 school and college performance tables....

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DfE - Approved 16 to 18 qualifications and discount codes for reporting in the school and college performance tables....

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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 plan....

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A-Level results 2019: The main trends in grades and entries...

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Government welcomes more pupils studying science...

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First ever Maths A-level where getting almost half of answers wrong will get you an A...

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Further measures announced to boost the quality of post-16 qualifications...

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Dispatch of exam scripts: yellow label service...

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GCSE new grading scale: factsheets...

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DfE - Education Secretary Damian Hinds launches consultation reviewing qualifications at Level 3 and below. DfE - Review of post-16 qualifications at level 3 and below in England. DfE - Students and qualifications at level 3 and below in England.  (This ad-hoc statistical release is...

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Ofqual - Our summer report is published alongside reviews of marking and moderation statistics and a range of associated analyses....

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DfE - Winning bidders to have exclusive rights to deliver first T Levels from 2020....

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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 tougher exams. The Guardian - GCSEs: boys close gap on girls after exams overhaul....

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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 the skills Britain needs. The Guardian - A-levels: proportion of students in England...

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BBC News - There has been a further improvement in Welsh students' performance at the top grades at A level....

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BBC News - More boys than girls have achieved the top A-Level grade in Northern Ireland for the first time....

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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....

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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, exams....

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BBC News - The pass rate for this year's Higher exams was "broadly stable", Education Secretary John Swinney has said....

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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....

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TES - Additional resits for applied generals, such as BTECs and Cambridge Technicals, will be available beyond this summer....

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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 years, instead of the two-year period they were designed for....

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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 consider what might be learnt in terms of the approach...

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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 more "appropriate" curriculum....

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