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
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Autumn exam series: Boards only required to offer AS-levels in five subjects

Exam boards will only be required to offer AS-level exams in five subjects during this year’s autumn exam series,...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Heads plan greater weighting on ‘exam-style papers’ for teacher assessment grades

Over half of leaders plan to give greater weighting to “exam-style papers” than other forms of assessment when issuing...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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GCSEs and A-levels 2021: 8 things you need to know from grades guidance

The Joint Council for Qualifications has finally confirmed what schools need to do to award GCSE and A-level grades...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Exams 2021: Heads will have to confirm pupils have learned ‘sufficient content’ for progression

Headteachers will have to confirm GCSE and A-level students have been taught “sufficient content” to allow them to progress...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Exams 2021: Externally-set questions to be ‘optional’ for schools

Schools won’t be forced to use externally-set questions when determining their pupils’ GCSE and A-level grades this year, the...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Exams 2021: 300,000 students could face ‘unfair’ grading, warn disability groups

Hundreds of thousands of pupils could face “unfair” exams grading this summer if their accessibility needs are not properly...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Let schools tell pupils their teacher assessment grades before submission, says exam board

Strict rules forbidding schools from telling pupils their teacher assessment grades should be dropped this year to prevent “sudden...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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The 2021 summer exams plan: everything you need to know

Exams regulator Ofqual has this afternoon published its proposals for replacing exams this year. In short: the regulator is...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter