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‘Time is running out’: Exams fiasco data promised by Ofqual to ‘rebuild trust’ delayed

The publication of data from last year’s grading fiasco, promised by Ofqual to “rebuild trust in exams”, has been...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Ex-Ofqual chair: ‘Gross miscalculation’ caused 2020 exams fiasco

Last year’s exams fiasco resulted from a “gross miscalculation about what was a reasonable and acceptable way to treat...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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2021 grade appeals have ‘very high’ threshold to meet, says Ofqual chief

Appeals to exam boards over grades issued this summer will have a “very high” threshold to meet, and there...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Schools promised cash for staff to oversee ‘priority’ appeals in summer holidays

Funding will be made available for schools and colleges to bring in staff during the summer holiday period to...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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GCSEs and A-levels: 7 key trends from provisional 2021 entries data

GCSE and A-level entries continued to rise this year, but subject-level data reveals big changes in some subjects. Exams...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Ofqual predicts more technology in exams after pandemic ‘catalyst’

Ofqual’s chief regulator said they anticipate more tech-driven changes in the qualifications market due to the “catalyst” impact of...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Six key findings from Ofqual’s survey of teachers on 2020 grading

A third of school staff felt “undue pressure” on their professional judgment when issuing exam grades in 2020, according...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Ofqual consults on coursework and fieldwork changes for 2022 GCSEs and A-levels

Students could see changes to coursework and fieldwork for some GCSE and A-level subjects next year under proposals put...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Post-qualification admissions: Ofqual says university reforms risk ‘unacceptable’ results delays

Ofqual has warned exam results could be delayed and students miss out on places if the government relies on...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger