News

Tell us why pupils’ exam grades will be withheld, heads tell Ofqual

Headteachers are demanding Ofqual come clean over why pupils might have exam grades “withheld” this summer. Ofqual’s chair and...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Appeals against 2020 grades stutter on eight months after fiasco

Pupils and their families are still fighting teacher grades eight months after they were awarded last year, despite ministers...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Opinion

It turns out teachers aren’t being trusted on grades

On Thursday evening, Ofqual sneaked out a major and fundamental shift in the quality assurance process for this summer’s...

John Dickens
JONNY UTTLEY
News

‘Frankly scandalous’: ASCL challenges Ofqual over student work checks

School leaders’ union ASCL is challenging Ofqual over  ‘scandalous’ plans announced yesterday for every school to provide samples of student...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

DfE knew scale of result downgrades before 2020 exams fiasco

The Department for Education knew the full scale of downgraded results before the 2020 exams fiasco, a Schools Week...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Heads plan greater weighting on ‘exam-style papers’ for teacher assessment grades

Over half of leaders plan to give greater weighting to “exam-style papers” than other forms of assessment when issuing...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

GCSE and A-levels: Ofqual reveals quality assurance evidence requirements

Schools will have to provide samples of student work within two days of being asked under the quality assurance...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Ofqual reveals more about how 2021 grade appeals will work

Pupils on grade borderlines are unlikely to be marked up at appeal even if the evidence showed they could...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Ofqual drops requirement for heads to declare pupils have learned enough to ‘progress’

Ofqual has dropped a proposed requirement for heads to declare that GCSE and A-level students have been taught enough...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth