News

Exam board furloughs some examiners and offers £250 goodwill payment to others

An exam board is furloughing some of its examiners, but offering others a £250 one-off “goodwill” payment instead. Cambridge...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
News

Complaints against leading exam boards double in two years

The number of complaints received by Ofqual about England’s largest exam boards has nearly doubled over the past two...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon
News

Investigation launched after pupils given question ‘copied’ from textbook

An investigation has been launched after it emerged a question used in the Edexcel GCSE maths paper 3 this...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon
News

Edexcel allows exam candidates to opt out of gender classifications

Pupils taking exams this summer have been offered the chance to opt out of gender classifications for the first...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

OCR suffers 20% drop in awards as schools flee iGCSE

A major exam board has reported a huge slump in certifications as schools shun iGCSEs in favour of more...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Thousands of examiners’ personal details stolen in AQA cyber-attack

Tens of thousands of examiners have had their personal details hacked after the exam board AQA was victim to...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Exam results, News

How long do A level exam remarks take? From five days… to 22!

Note: This is a story from 2015 – the 2018 information on A-level re-marks is here. A level exam...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

How do examiners decide grades?

The exams are finished and GCSE and A-level students are heading off for summer. But there are 12 weeks...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden