News

Urgent action needed to save MFL from ‘extinction’, claims expert

GCSE entries to modern foreign languages continued to fall this year, in a dropoff that could even see some...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Politics

Ofqual wants teacher feedback on summer’s reformed qualifications

Ofqual wants teachers’ feedback on this summer’s reformed GCSEs, AS and A-level qualifications. The exams regulator is inviting teachers...

Samantha Lauren King
Samantha Lauren King
News

Ofqual ditches plans to regulate ‘easy’ and ‘hard’ subjects

Exams regulator Ofqual is no longer seeking to harmonise the number of pupils achieving top grades across different subjects...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Pupils able to request coursework results from 2018

Pupils will be able to request the results of their GCSE and A-level coursework from next year, Ofqual has...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Errors in exam papers tripled this year, Ofqual report reveals

The number of ‘material errors’ in the design of A level and GCSE exam papers has more than tripled...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Roger Taylor appointed as new chair of exams regulator Ofqual

Former journalist and Careers and Enterprise Company adviser Roger Taylor will replace Amanda Spielman as the chair of the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Exam re-mark requests plummet after Ofqual reforms

The number of exam grades that were changed after being re-marked has dropped by 25 per cent this year,...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Half of English Literature exam papers not given ‘correct’ grade, Ofqual finds

Nearly half of pupils in English Literature are not awarded the “correct” grade on a particular exam paper because...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

No-resit GCSEs prompt rise in ‘special consideration’ requests – but ill pupils lose out

The number of requests for exam scripts to receive “special consideration” in marking increased this summer, mainly thanks to...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg