Exams

The return of school league tables: 7 key findings

Languages hold back EBacc, gender gap narrows and SEND pupils fall further behind

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Exams

Secondary school disadvantage gap widens to largest in 10 years

Social mobility expert says government needs 'to step up to the challenge immediately. There is no time to lose'

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Exams

‘Difficult to swallow’: Leaders criticise exam fee hikes of up to 17%

Exam boards will earn several million pounds more from schools - but say they have to cover the costs

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Exams

Schools should collect plan B exams evidence, government proposes

Ministers also looking to consult on long-term contigency plans for exams after 'learning importance' of system resilience

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Exams

Ofqual chief: Schools don’t need another ‘big assessment experiment’

Dr Jo Saxton said she is not a' grade inflation warrior' but wants 'fairest' qualifications for students

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Exams

Ministers confirm exams and grading plan for 2023

Grades will return to pre-pandemic standards, but with 'soft landing' protections and exam aids in some subjects

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
GCSE results day 2022

GCSE results 2022: Which subjects saw the biggest fall in grades?

The government has reined in less than a quarter of recent grade inflation in some popular subjects

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Exams

GCSE results 2022: Only 9 per cent drop in top grades

The fall in top GCSE grades takes results only a third of the way back to 2019 levels, when...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Exams

GCSE results 2022: 8 key trends in England’s data

What did we learn from data on the first summer exams since 2019?

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth