Exams

Exams 2022: What you need to know about plans for GCSEs and A-levels

The government has published its long-awaiting consultation on changes to GCSE and A-level exams in 2022. Many of the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

DfE and Ofqual launch exams 2022 consultation

The government has set out draft plans for GCSEs and A-level exams next year, including a choice of topics...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Education MPs endorse Saxton as new Ofqual boss

The education select committee has endorsed the appointment of Dr Jo Saxton as chief regulator of Ofqual. Saxton, a...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

‘Policy not politics’: New Ofqual boss attempts to play down independence fears

Dr Jo Saxton has said she would “absolutely speak out” as Ofqual boss if she felt any government decisions...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Independence questions as Williamson ally put forward for Ofqual job

Gavin Williamson has put forward his own policy adviser to be the next chief regulator of Ofqual, prompting warnings...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Features

The Interview: Roger Taylor

Roger Taylor, the former chair of Ofqual, has spent much of his life thinking and writing about transparency and...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

AQA apologises after ‘appalling’ late-night email demanding grade evidence within a day

The exam board AQA has apologised after it emailed some schools last night to demand grade evidence within less...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Exams regulator calls in Test and Trace firm Sitel to manage public enquiry phone lines

Exams regulator Ofqual is paying £225,000 to an outsourcing company used in the government’s much-criticised Test and Trace system...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Williamson’s policy adviser set to be new Ofqual boss

A former academy trust boss and policy adviser to Gavin Williamson has been put forward to be the new...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker