Tag: GCSEs

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A new rule requiring schools to seek permission from pupils before submitting their GCSE exams for re-marking is causing an “administrative burden” for leaders trying to challenge marking...
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The new maths GCSEs were designed to be different from the old A* to G GCSEs, says Cath Jadhav, so you really can’t compare new and old. Over the...
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The introduction of more rigorous GCSEs has understandably been challenging for teachers. But if they try to teach them in the same way as the old exams, they...
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The Department for Education this week published school-level data on GCSE and A-level results, including Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores. Here, Schools Week looks at the winners...
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The proportion of pupils entering the EBacc has dropped for the first time, new data shows, and experts claim the pressure for high Progress 8 scores is causing...
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Exam boards are producing scripts for GCSEs and A-levels that rely on coloured diagrams to convey information to candidates, even though this will make the content inaccessible for...
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The shift to a numeric scoring system for GCSEs is playing havoc with this year’s results, as Attainment 8 results drop and more schools fall below the Progress...
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Pupils are in danger of missing out on higher education due to a “mismatch” between university expectations and the new GCSE reforms, Schools Week has learned. Schools were...
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We need to talk about exam re-marks – and quickly, says editor Laura McInerney It’s the first week of term and teachers of exam classes will be poring...
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We should get rid of GCSEs and A-levels and make universities design their own entrance systems, argues Ed Cadwallader As the curtain rises on Michael Gove’s attempt to...
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About three per cent of grades awarded to pupils were the highest available in the newly reformed GCSE subjects. But while a small proportion of pupils got the...