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Exams 2021: Contingency plans revealed as ministers attempt to avoid another fiasco

The government will ensure grades for next year’s exams are as generous as those awarded this summer, under a...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Broken promises: DfE snubs exams transparency request

Gavin Williamson has snubbed demands from the education select committee to provide details of key meetings his department held...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Exams 2021: What’s on the table as deadline looms

Despite waiting for months, Schools Week understands the government will fall short of its pledge to communicate the plans...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Exams 2020: ‘No evidence’ poorer pupils disadvantaged, concludes Ofqual

There is “no evidence” that the system for awarding GCSEs and A-levels this year systematically disadvantaged poorer pupils or...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Comparable outcomes won’t help all pupils in 2021, admits Ofqual

Applying comparable outcomes to exam results in 2021 will not be enough to compensate for learning loss for all...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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‘We’ll help kids rise to the challenge’ – heads contradict Ofsted chief on exams

Cancelling exams in 2021 will not result in pupils becoming disengaged, headteachers have told MPs, as they vowed to...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Restricting exams to core subjects ‘under consideration’, suggests Spielman

Ofqual is considering whether to only have exams in core subjects next year, with centre-assessment grades used for the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Sir Jon Coles appointed to Ofqual’s recovery committee

The head of one of the country’s largest academy trusts has been appointed to a committee set up to...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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National reference test future ‘not in doubt’, says Ofqual

The exams regulator has restated its commitment to running a national reference test, despite delaying a decision over the...

John Dickens
John Dickens