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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...

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Ofqual publishes 2021 summer exams consultation

The exams regulator Ofqual has published its consultation on alternative arrangements for the awarding of GCSEs and A-levels this...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Union anger as schools face long wait for plan B after exams cancelled

Ministers have been accused of a “dereliction of duty” as schools face a near two-month wait for the government’s...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Teacher assessment grades to replace GCSE and A-level exams in 2021

GCSE and A-level students will receive teacher assessed grades in 2021 following the partial closure of schools – but...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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The Glenys Stacey Q&A: ‘I think there’s a long backwash to this pandemic in education’

As she prepares to leave the role of Ofqual chief regulator for the second time, Dame Glenys Stacey spoke...

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Schools Week Reporter
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Tell us how grade inflation can be ‘washed out’, MPs urge Williamson

MPs have demanded to know how 2020 grade inflation will eventually be “washed out” of the exams system. In...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Nick Gibb grilled by education committee over exams: 7 things we learned

The schools minister Nick Gibb faced questions about exams in 2020 and 2021 when he appeared in front of...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Ofqual chief issues sobering warning over ‘intractable’ problem of regional learning loss

The gap in learning loss across different regions is “one of the most intractable issues” and any potential solutions...

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Schools Week Reporter
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Exams 2021: Contingency plans revealed as ministers attempt to avoid another fiasco

The government will ensure grades for next year’s exams are as generous as those awarded this summer, under a...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter