Exams

AQA keeps exam fee rises to ‘bare minimum’ after backlash

Largest exam board faced pushback when it hiked exam fees by 5% last academic year

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Exams

Ian Bauckham made permanent chair of Ofqual

Academy trust boss has been exams regulator's interim chair for a year

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Exams

Covid reversing maths progress, national reference test shows

But the 2021 NRT suggests a 'surprising' lack of Covid impact on English performance

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Exams

Autumn GCSE exam entries drop two thirds

Exams organised for pupils unhappy with teacher-assessed grades receive just 5,700 entries

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Exams

MPs launch inquiry into ‘effectiveness’ of post-16 qualifications

A new inquiry into the “effectiveness” of post-16 qualifications like A-levels, T Levels and BTECs has been launched by...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Exams

‘No one will be able to say I hid away in the Ofqual attic’

New exams chief Dr Jo Saxton says she likes a challenge. Just as well, as she faces having to...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Exams

Exams 2022: Ofqual confirms ‘plan B’ details

Exams watchdog says schools should 'guard' against 'over-assessment' of students

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Politics

Profile: Robin Walker

Minister for school standards

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Exams

Ofqual’s second in command leaves after 7 years at watchdog

Dr Michelle Meadows leaves her post for Oxford University professor role

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth