Exams

EBacc to the past: DfE hits brakes on accountability shake-up

Leaders welcome pause on plans to 'incentivise' subject take-up

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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GCSE maths re-sit pass rate lower than pre-pandemic

But performance in English re-takes continues to rise

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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‘This isn’t the end of pen-and-paper exams’, Pearson says as English GCSEs set to go on-screen

The board is the latest to announce its timeline for digital assessment, but will still offer the choice of...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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British sign language GCSE: What schools need to know

Pupils to learn at least 750 core words, how to tell a story and have political discussions in new...

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
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Ofqual confirms plan for GCSE exam aids in 2024

Exams regulator green lights formulae and equation sheets for one final year

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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65,000 more exam grade appeals – but still below pre-Covid levels

Marking challenges move closer towards 2019 levels after exams returned to pre-virus standards

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
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Advanced British Standard consultation: What you need to know

Ministers seek views on their plans for new 16 to 19 qualification dubbed 'headless chicken policymaking'

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Exams: Pupil cheating rises by a fifth, with harsher punishments

The number of pupils caught cheating in GCSE and A-level exams continues to rise

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
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OCR to launch first fully-digital GCSE in 2025

On-screen computer science exam would allow for a 'more authentic assessment', but schools can opt out

Amy Walker
Amy Walker