• Edexcel allows exam candidates to opt out of gender classifications

    Pupils taking exams this summer have been offered the chance to opt out of gender classifications for the first time. Pearson, the education company that owns the exam board Edexcel, made the step forward, by presenting candidates with the option of removing the male or female classification for their qualifications. The idea of a gender-neutral

    17.19 Aug. 15th, 2018 | News

  • Edexcel grade boundaries leaked ahead of A-level results day

    The grade boundaries for A-level exams set by the exam board Edexcel have been leaked online, a day ahead of the results being released. The sharing of information flies in the face of a decision made by all exam boards last August to only make the grade boundaries for GCSE and A-level exams available to

    13.07 Aug. 15th, 2018 | News

  • 65 winners scoop silver Pearson teaching awards for 2018

    Sixty-five silver Pearson teaching awards have been handed out across the country, in the 20th year of celebrating excellence in education. The trophies will be presented to outstanding teachers, teaching assistants, headteachers and lecturers in schools and colleges across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, following thousands of nominations. Silver award winners will go on to the

    17.00 Jun. 22nd, 2018 | News

  • OCR suffers 20% drop in awards as schools flee iGCSE

    A major exam board has reported a huge slump in certifications as schools shun iGCSEs in favour of more traditional qualifications. According to Ofqual’s annual qualifications market report, OCR, the third-largest provider of GCSE and equivalent qualifications, awarded 21 per cent fewer certificates last year. Exam boards WJEC and Pearson also saw falls of 17

    15.00 Mar. 2nd, 2018 | News

  • Pearson merges Edexcel exams and textbooks publisher - but insists staff won't mix

    Education firm Pearson has merged its schools publishing and UK exams arms, but insists it has “robust firewalls” to prevent staff developing tests from also writing textbooks. Pearson’s UK schools learning team, which decides the content of its textbooks, has been merged with the Edexcel exam board. However, it has insisted it will continue to

    5.00 Oct. 2nd, 2017 | News

  • Pearson Teaching Awards reveal who has come top of the class in 2016

    Ten of the country’s most outstanding teachers have been rewarded for their contributions to education by winning gold at this year’s Pearson Teaching Awards. The annual event, known as the ‘Oscars of the teaching world’, was hosted today by comedian and actor Hugh Dennis at the Guildhall in London. Outstanding teachers were put forward for

    19.00 Oct. 23rd, 2016 | News