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Ofqual lowers pass grade for higher tier science

Ofqual has dropped the pass threshold for the GCSE science higher tier exams this year, following concerns that too...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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The national reference test cost more than £2m, and six other things we learned from Ofqual’s annual report

The exams regulator Ofqual has published its annual report and accounts for 2017-18. Schools Week rounded up some of the...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Ofqual: Don’t enter grade four pupils for higher tier GCSE papers

Pupils aiming for a grade four at GCSE – a ‘standard’ pass or the equivalent of a C grade...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Ofqual mulls grading change for language and science A-levels

Ofqual is considering a change to the grading of A levels in modern languages and the sciences, if it...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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OCR will be fined £175,000 for its Romeo and Juliet mix-up

Ofqual intends to fine exam board OCR £175,000 for a glaring error made in a GCSE paper in May...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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AS entries fall by 60 per cent

AS-level entries continued to plummet this year, continuing a trend triggered by reforms which mean AS-levels no longer count...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Art & Design GCSE entries stay strong in face of EBacc

Fewer pupils have been entered for non-EBacc subjects this year, except in art and design which has bucked the...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Ofqual investigates examiners’ experience and background

Ofqual is surveying examiners on their background amid fears from teachers that some lack the experience to mark scripts...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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More than 1,000 learners that failed courses last year will now be told they passed

More than 1,000 learners that failed their courses last year are now being told they’ve passed. Under the previous...

Shane Mann
Shane Mann