Opinion

Multiple-choice exams plus portfolios – proposal for a new assessment system

Marking can never be 100 per cent reliable. So perhaps it is time, says one-time examiner Debra Kidd, to...

Debra Kidd
Debra Kidd
Opinion

SPAG bol***** — Why grammar tests are a poor use of classroom time

Grammar exercises and tests do little but fill in the government’s beloved tick-boxes and are not the best way...

Gerald Haigh
Gerald Haigh
Opinion

Why access to exam appeals — rather than how they are re-remarked — is the real social justice issue

Many people will say changes to the GCSE and A-level re-marking system are unfair, but are they correct? Editor...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
News

Pupils can bypass schools to request GCSE and A-level re-marks this summer, Ofqual announces

Individual pupils will be able to request re-marks of their GCSE and A-level exams directly, rather than having to...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

Ignore social media, pupils can cope with hard GCSE exams

What do drunk rats, teenage boys and an independent drugs company have in common? Despite sounding like key components...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
News

Ofqual to get tough on exam re-marks

The exams regulator has given its clearest indication yet that it will get tough on re-marks to end an...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Schools could get right to see marked GCSE papers as Ofqual consults on appeals process

Schools could get the right to request copies of marked GCSE exam papers as they consider appealing against marks,...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Examiners are more generous during re-marks, study finds

Examiners are more generous when they re-mark GCSE and A-level papers immediately after the summer results, a talk by...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

A-level decoupling: who’s going to benefit?

A-level reform will leave sixth-form students facing increasingly difficult curriculum decisions and decreased attainment. Change is an inevitability that...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden