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Our exam mitigations have fairness at their heart

Some will question our decisions on mitigations and grade boundaries, writes Jo Saxton, but they are proportionate and focused...

JL Dutaut
JO SAXTON
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Swap ‘cliff-edge’ GCSEs for ‘test when ready’, says exams review

Independent Assessment Commission says qualifications are 'inequitable and unreliable'

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Ofqual to research impact of advance information to inform ‘future years’

Dr Jo Saxton says the measure was 'really exciting'

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Ministers urged to review exams plan amid covid disruption

School leaders concerned 'trust in the fairness of exams process will falter'

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Minister rejects return of key stage 3 SATs, but mulls ‘internal’ tests to boost literacy

Robin Walker ‘not sure’ that more exams are the answer to progress issues

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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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