News

Post-qualification admissions: Ofqual says university reforms risk ‘unacceptable’ results delays

Ofqual has warned exam results could be delayed and students miss out on places if the government relies on...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Exam board marking league tables delayed by monitoring concerns

Ofqual, the exams regulator, is still trying to find a way to publish data on how the quality of...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

School where staff mark ‘how they like’ gets government approval

A school which gave teachers a “carte blanche” to mark pupils’ work “however they like” has been picked out...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

GCSE grade changes increase by 52% – mostly due to GCSE English

The number of GCSE grades changed at a marking review this year has increased by 52 per cent, with...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Half of English Literature exam papers not given ‘correct’ grade, Ofqual finds

Nearly half of pupils in English Literature are not awarded the “correct” grade on a particular exam paper because...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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

How do examiners decide grades?

The exams are finished and GCSE and A-level students are heading off for summer. But there are 12 weeks...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Opinion

Would you trust a human to mark your work?

You might say no to a driverless car or a pilotless plane, but it is time to trust computers...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

‘If I were education secretary…’

I would ask to stay in my job for the rest of the government’s term and in that time...

Debra Kidd
Debra Kidd