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Advance sight of exam board questions might be ‘good learning experience’ for pupils, says Ofqual chair

Going through materials provided by exam boards to aid with teacher assessment this year might be “a good learning...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Some students may need to repeat a year if they can’t get a grade, says exam board chief

Some pupils may need to repeat a year if they have missed too much learning to be awarded grades...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Grade appeals should be made to exam boards not schools, say unions

Appeals against grades issued this summer should be made directly to exam boards and not to schools and colleges,...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Students make up half of respondents to ‘largest ever’ exams consultation

Nearly 47,000 students have responded to the government’s call to have their say on replacing exams this summer –...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Ofqual loses Stacey’s input as 2021 committee disbanded

An Ofqual committee originally set up to oversee the summer exam series is to be disbanded as GCSE and...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Exams price row: AQA says schools can now pay just half of fees upfront

One of the country’s largest exam boards has said schools can pay half of their fees now and the...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Ofqual boss admits teachers face ‘heavier responsibility’ in exams replacement plan

Ofqual’s chief regulator has acknowledged teachers have been given a “heavier responsibility” under the proposals to replace exams this...

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Samantha Booth
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Exams ‘fairest way’ to assess pupils, and replacing them ‘not straightforward’, warns new Ofqual chief

Ofqual’s new interim chief has said replacing exams is “not straightforward”, in a sobering statement this morning warning the...

Schools Week Reporter
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Glenys Stacey to chair Ofqual’s new ‘2021 committee’ to oversee next summer’s exams

Outgoing exams chief Dame Glenys Stacey is to chair a new Ofqual committee with oversight of next year’s exams....

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter