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Union calls for formal review after OCR confirms 42% exam fees rebate

Exam board OCR has confirmed it will give schools and colleges a rebate of 42 per cent of fees...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Exams

Exams 2021: AQA to return 26% of fees paid by schools

Exam board AQA has confirmed it will once again return just 26 per cent of entry fees paid this...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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WJEC grades portal goes down as exam board scrambles to fix issues

Exam board WJEC Eduqas has been forced to temporarily take down its portal for submitting teacher assessed grades just...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Schools shut out from submitting teacher grades after exam board portal crashes

Schools are shut out from submitting teacher grades, just a day before the deadline, after an exam board’s submission...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Heads heap pressure on exam boards by demanding at least 75 per cent of fees back

Nearly two-thirds of headteachers think schools should get back at least 75 per cent of exam fees this summer,...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Exam boards to use one-seventh of usual examiner workforce this summer

Exam boards will save millions by using only one-seventh of the examiners they would usually need in a normal...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

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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Let schools tell pupils their teacher assessment grades before submission, says exam board

Strict rules forbidding schools from telling pupils their teacher assessment grades should be dropped this year to prevent “sudden...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Exam board furloughs some examiners and offers £250 goodwill payment to others

An exam board is furloughing some of its examiners, but offering others a £250 one-off “goodwill” payment instead. Cambridge...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter