Exams

Ministers urged to review exams plan amid covid disruption

School leaders concerned 'trust in the fairness of exams process will falter'

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Schools

Academics want reform of ‘narrow’ phonics focus

Study claims teaching reading in England has been 'less successful' under new approach

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Poorer pupil progress ‘increasingly difficult’ to measure

Leaders demand 'urgent review' after study finds poorer disadvantaged pupils' outcomes are becoming harder to measure

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Plan to remove teachers’ hours cap ditched from white paper

New DfE team shelves policies drawn up by former education secretary Gavin Williamson

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Exams

Minister rejects return of key stage 3 SATs, but mulls ‘internal’ tests to boost literacy

Robin Walker ‘not sure’ that more exams are the answer to progress issues

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Schools cut music and PE, and 7 other findings from DfE recovery research

Report looks at how schools coped with the impact of Covid in 2020-21

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Exams

Online GCSEs ‘by 2025’, as AQA launches major pilot

Up to 2,500 secondary school students from between 60 and 100 schools will trial online GCSEs

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Schools

New year’s honours 2022: Who got what in the schools community

56 people with links to England's schools have been recognised

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Exams

Just 195 of 5.7m teacher grades changed after exam board reviews

Just 195 of 5.7 million GCSE and A-level teacher assessed grades (TAGS) were changed after being reviewed by exam...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth