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
Exams

EBacc target even further off as entries fall again

KS4 data also shows how disadvantage gap has widened according to government's own metric

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Exams

Avoid ‘complex language’ and stereotypes to make exams accessible, says draft guidance

Ofqual launches consultation on draft accessibility guidance for exam boards

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Exams: GCSE reform isn’t as simple as stick or twist

As clamour grows for post-Covid GCSE reform, it’s important we listen to the opinions of all those concerned, writes...

JL Dutaut
COLIN HUGHES
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
Exams

Trust boss accused over ‘culture of cheating’ and off-rolling at flagship school

An award-winning trust CEO and two colleagues face misconduct claims over exam malpractice and off-rolling to keep its flagship...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger