Tag: exams

Experts
We should get rid of GCSEs and A-levels and make universities design their own entrance systems, argues Ed Cadwallader As the curtain rises on Michael Gove’s attempt to...
Feature
Pupils across England will get their A-level results on Thursday, and while most of them celebrate, their exams officers, teachers and school leaders will be deciding what to...
News
Simon Lebus, group chief executive of Cambridge Assessment, will stand down from the role after 15 years at the helm. Lebus will leave the organisation, which runs exam...
News
Schools are spending thousands of pounds on “question banks” to prepare pupils for exams and to improve assessment outcomes. The banks, which allow teachers to access different types...
News
Exams regulator Ofqual is no longer seeking to harmonise the number of pupils achieving top grades across different subjects – admitting it is too difficult to do. The...
Experts
Exams manager Paula Wood says confidence is at an all-time low in the exam marking system, but will Ofqual’s recent moderation announcements change that? Some 67,900 exam grades...
News
Pupils will be able to request the results of their GCSE and A-level coursework from next year, Ofqual has announced today. The qualifications watchdog had delayed various decisions...
Experts
Attainment is important for young people, but exams have to be seen in a wider context as part of an education that allows young people to flourish, says...
News
The number of ‘material errors’ in the design of A level and GCSE exam papers has more than tripled in a year, affecting 323,000 pupils this summer. Ofqual’s...
News
The number of school staff penalised for helping students cheat in exams has risen by nearly 50 per cent, as the number of penalties issued to schools and...
Experts
Testing and assessment worry parents and teachers, although both are integral and critical to good teaching, says Rod Bristow. He explains why his company now plans to talk...