Opinion

Comparable outcomes: How Ofqual makes them work in practice

Once again this year there has been outcries that “grade boundaries” have been moved so that it is “harder”...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Exam results
Sophie Scott
Exam results, News

Where pupils live affects their A level choices, data reveals

Regional differences in post-16 provision could affect young people’s chances of getting into top universities, data released today shows....

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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
Opinion

“Our primary goal should be to make exams better, not harder”

Last week, Schools Week put schools minister Nick Gibb and OCR chief executive Mark Dawe head-to-head to answer: “Should...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

What about the pupils caught in the middle?

Should we make the GCSE pass rate harder? Click here for schools minister Nick Gibb’s response to Mark The...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Why there is an ‘invisible’ quality to education

There is much more behind an academic grade than a child’s computational capacity or his mastery of the 3Rs...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Why we should focus on well-rounded young people – not exceptional grades

Earlier this week the headteacher of Lady Eleanor Holles School, Heather Hanbury, launched an attack at the state of...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

To Google, or not to Google: that is the question

Exam time is looming. As the weeks of revision draw to an end, thousands of students will soon be...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford