• Revealed: Ofqual warned of algorithm legal risk

    Ofqual warned the government that exam boards could face legal challenges over the issuing of statistically moderated grades, newly published Covid-19 planning documents have revealed.  A contingency planning document sent to the government on March 16 sets out numerous risks associated with using the controversial approach which ignited last month’s exams grading fiasco .  The

    19.11 Sep. 10th, 2020 | News

  • Government will pay exam appeal fees, says Williamson

    The government will cover fees for failed appeals against exam grades following a huge backlash over A-level results. The Department for Education, in a press release published today, said that state-funded schools and colleges will be able to claim back unsuccessful appeals at the same time as claiming back fees for autumn exams. Successful appeals

    22.59 Aug. 14th, 2020 | News

  • A-level appeals: Heads fear pupils will miss university start dates

    Students awaiting the outcome of appeals against their A-level grades or to take autumn exams could miss the start of their first term at university, heads have warned. Schools are now considering the next steps to take on behalf of pupils following widespread disappointment at exam results yesterday. If the appeal takes as long as

    14.07 Aug. 14th, 2020 | News

  • Legal action threat over A-level results fiasco

    The government may face legal action on behalf of pupils affected by this year’s A-levels debacle. At least two legal challenges are in the early stages of being mounted, following upset across England in response to grades issued yesterday. It comes after the Equalities and Human Rights Commission warned it may intervene following a day

    11.14 Aug. 14th, 2020 | News

  • A-level results 2020: Business studies

    Here are the trends in business studies A-level for 2020. The proportion of A*, A, B and C grades issued rose slightly.  

    16.38 Aug. 13th, 2020 | Exam results

  • A-level results 2020: Psychology

    Here are the trends in psychology A-level for 2020. The proportion of A*, A, B and C grades issued all rose, but only slightly. There were small decreases in the proportion of Ds, Es and Us.  

    16.33 Aug. 13th, 2020 | Exam results

  • A-level results 2020: Sociology

    Here are the trends in sociology A-level for 2020. The proportion of A*s issued in this subject actually fell by 0.1 percentage points, but there were slight rises in A and B grades.

    16.18 Aug. 13th, 2020 | Exam results

  • A-level results 2020: Maths

    Here are the trends in maths A-level for 2020. The data shows only slight increases in the proportion of A* and A-grades, with a small decrease in B grades and a small increase in C grades.

    15.47 Aug. 13th, 2020 | Exam results

  • A-level results 2020: History

    Here are the trends in history A-level for 2020. The proportion of A* grades is up by 1 percentage point, and there have been smaller increases in the proportion of A, B and C grades.

    15.43 Aug. 13th, 2020 | Exam results

  • A-level results 2020: Physics

    Here are the trends in physics A-level for 2020. The data shows a 1.7 percentage point rise in A* grades this year, and a 1.5 percentage point increase in A-grades.  

    15.38 Aug. 13th, 2020 | Exam results

  • A-level results 2020: Art and design subjects

    Here are the trends in art and design A-level for 2020. As the table below shows, there has been a slight rise in the proportion of A* grades issued, and an even larger rise in the proportion of A-grades, which are up by 2.7 percentage points. A-level Art and design subjects results comparison 2020  

    12.04 Aug. 13th, 2020 | Exam results