News

Fast-track ECDL IT qualification pass rate soars by 350%

The number of pupils passing a controversial fast-track IT qualification has soared by nearly 350 per cent in just...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Ofsted and Ofqual seek top calibre candidates for chair position

Ofsted and Ofqual have begun their quests to fill empty chairmanships as both face unsteady times as new chief...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Exam results, News

Exam board ordered to increase GCSE maths grade boundary to stop pupils being ‘advantaged’

Exam board Pearson was ordered to increase its grade boundaries by one mark this year to prevent pupils being...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Exam results, News

Exams deregulation good news for SEND pupils

Proposals by Ofqual to deregulate entry-level qualifications have been welcomed as an opportunity for exam boards to be “innovative”...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

New GCSEs and A-levels finally signed off – just days before schools break up for summer

The exams regulator has announced today it has finished accrediting new qualifications, less than two months before they are...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Ofqual defers allowing pupils to bypass schools for exam re-marks

Ofqual has put back a decision on allowing pupils to ask for re-marks of their GCSE and A-level exams,...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
News

Ofqual’s new chief: We can do more to prevent exam errors

Ofqual needs to do more to stop “simple errors” in how schools deliver exams — although mistakes, security breaches...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Ofqual promises new guidance on pupils’ right to challenge grades

Ofqual has promised new guidance on the rights of pupils to challenge their grades after exam boards rejected plans...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Why access to exam appeals — rather than how they are re-remarked — is the real social justice issue

Many people will say changes to the GCSE and A-level re-marking system are unfair, but are they correct? Editor...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney