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Online GCSEs ‘by 2025’, as AQA launches major pilot

Up to 2,500 secondary school students from between 60 and 100 schools will trial online GCSEs

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Just 195 of 5.7m teacher grades changed after exam board reviews

Just 195 of 5.7 million GCSE and A-level teacher assessed grades (TAGS) were changed after being reviewed by exam...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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AQA keeps exam fee rises to ‘bare minimum’ after backlash

Largest exam board faced pushback when it hiked exam fees by 5% last academic year

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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A class of their own: T-levels school recruits just one student

Classes half empty as schools’ flagging take-up of flagship courses revealed

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Ian Bauckham made permanent chair of Ofqual

Academy trust boss has been exams regulator's interim chair for a year

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Covid reversing maths progress, national reference test shows

But the 2021 NRT suggests a 'surprising' lack of Covid impact on English performance

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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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
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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
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‘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