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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
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Exam boards ask schools for staff contacts available ‘throughout the summer’

Exam boards have asked schools to identify staff who will be available “throughout the summer”, fuelling fears leaders won’t...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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AQA apologises after ‘appalling’ late-night email demanding grade evidence within a day

The exam board AQA has apologised after it emailed some schools last night to demand grade evidence within less...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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WJEC grades portal goes down as exam board scrambles to fix issues

Exam board WJEC Eduqas has been forced to temporarily take down its portal for submitting teacher assessed grades just...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Exam boards to use one-seventh of usual examiner workforce this summer

Exam boards will save millions by using only one-seventh of the examiners they would usually need in a normal...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Ofqual predicts more technology in exams after pandemic ‘catalyst’

Ofqual’s chief regulator said they anticipate more tech-driven changes in the qualifications market due to the “catalyst” impact of...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Boards back down on exam fees demand

Schools can now delay paying exam fees after boards offered concessions following a backlash about their plans to raise...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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‘Ridiculous’: Boards slammed for raising exam fees at a time of crisis

Schools will pay millions of pounds more in exam fees this year after prices were increased – despite exams...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Boards return just 25% of fees for cancelled exams

Exam boards gave back to schools just a quarter of the exam fees paid last year. The country’s three...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth