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Exams 2021: Externally-set questions to be ‘optional’ for schools

Schools won’t be forced to use externally-set questions when determining their pupils’ GCSE and A-level grades this year, the...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Almost six in ten students improved GCSE grades in autumn exams

Almost 60 per cent of students who took autumn exams in GCSE subjects other than English and maths improved...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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‘Too slow’: More delays as lost learning expert group ‘refocused’

An expert group promised by ministers to provide solutions to uneven lost learning across the country is now being...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Students make up half of respondents to ‘largest ever’ exams consultation

Nearly 47,000 students have responded to the government’s call to have their say on replacing exams this summer –...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Ofqual loses Stacey’s input as 2021 committee disbanded

An Ofqual committee originally set up to oversee the summer exam series is to be disbanded as GCSE and...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Ofqual boss admits teachers face ‘heavier responsibility’ in exams replacement plan

Ofqual’s chief regulator has acknowledged teachers have been given a “heavier responsibility” under the proposals to replace exams this...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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The 2021 summer exams plan: everything you need to know

Exams regulator Ofqual has this afternoon published its proposals for replacing exams this year. In short: the regulator is...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Ofqual publishes 2021 summer exams consultation

The exams regulator Ofqual has published its consultation on alternative arrangements for the awarding of GCSEs and A-levels this...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Glenys Stacey to chair Ofqual’s new ‘2021 committee’ to oversee next summer’s exams

Outgoing exams chief Dame Glenys Stacey is to chair a new Ofqual committee with oversight of next year’s exams....

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter