News

Ofqual won’t be able to explain private school grades boost

No private school pupil sat national reference tests this year, which means they are unlikely to show why the...

Samantha Booth
Exams

Numbered A-levels, inflation and plan B: 6 exams findings from today’s education committee

A bigger rise in top grades for private schools this year reflects poorer pupils missing out on more education,...

Samantha Booth
Exams

2022 exams grading plan will be confirmed in October, says Ofqual

A decision on how exams will be graded in 2022 will be announced next month, Ofqual has said. Ofqual...

Freddie Whittaker
News

A-level results 2021: What’s behind the north-south divide?

London schools had the biggest jump in the number of top A-level grades awarded this year of any region,...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

A-level results 2021: Private schools see bigger jump in top grades

Private schools have seen a bigger jump in the number of top grades than state schools in this year’s...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Treasury marks DfE’s 11,500-word homework laying out its vision

The Department for Education has published an 11,590-word “outcome delivery plan,” detailing the wide-ranging goals and performance metrics it...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Exams

Exams 2021: AQA to return 26% of fees paid by schools

Exam board AQA has confirmed it will once again return just 26 per cent of entry fees paid this...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

DfE to cover 2021 autumn exam costs for students and schools

The Department for Education has confirmed it will reimburse schools for the cost of organising autumn exams and covering...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Post-qualification admissions: Ofqual says university reforms risk ‘unacceptable’ results delays

Ofqual has warned exam results could be delayed and students miss out on places if the government relies on...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger