• Minister hints at potential further delay to vocational results

    Exam boards are set to work “through the weekend and into next week” to process vocational qualification results, a minister has said, suggesting not all will be issued by tomorrow’s deadline. In a message to providers sent out tonight, skills minister Gillian Keegan acknowledged there was a chance some students would not receive their results

    22.58 Aug. 27th, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: Schools will grade BTECs, says Ofqual

    Schools will calculate pupils’ grades for the majority of BTECs and other vocational qualifications this year, but a full list of those in scope will not be ready until after Easter. In a briefing this morning, Ofqual said qualifications such as BTEC nationals, Cambridge technicals, UAL diplomas and functional skills will be graded in a

    12.12 Apr. 9th, 2020 | News

  • Pearson apologises after BTEC gaffe hits schools' progress 8 scores

    Ministers have vowed to amend schools’ progress 8 scores after it was discovered some were as much as 0.2 points lower than expected because Pearson sent incomplete BTEC results to the government. The exam board has apologised after some schools checked Department for Education data on Thursday and were shocked to see that their progress

    16.45 Sep. 26th, 2019 | News