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Exams 2021: Wales now has a clear direction. What about us?

England shouldn’t cancel its exams but it should follow Wales’s lead in one key regard – taking action now,...

JL Dutaut
NATALIE PERERA
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Exams 2021: Inequality grows with every positive test

The disparity of educational fortunes between some of our communities is ingrained. Covid-19 is making it a lot worse,...

JL Dutaut
HAMID PATEL
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Are exams really the only option?

This year’s exams will go ahead but demands for reform are unlikely to go away, so what does the...

JL Dutaut
CAT SCUTT
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Ignoring pressure to cancel exams was the right call

There might be a debate to be had about assessment but cancelling exams now would have done more harm...

JL Dutaut
ANNE HEAVEY
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Few certainties, but exams are fairest and should go ahead

Schools can be confident that Ofqual and exam boards have the tools to make summer 2021 exams fair, writes...

JL Dutaut
DAME GLENYS STACEY
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Delaying 2021 exams is a good idea – here’s why

Pushing exams back a few weeks next summer is the best option. Arguments for more major exam reform fall...

JL Dutaut
JON COLES
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Ministers can’t muddle their way through to summer 2021 exams

Schools needed a plan for next summer’s exams weeks ago. Without it, we are already risking another fiasco, writes...

JL Dutaut
SARAH HANNAFIN
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Decisions are needed now on exams and accountability

This year’s exam disruption is far from the end of the story. Stephen Tierney suggests reforms to give teachers...

JL Dutaut
STEPHEN TIERNEY
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Exams have been cancelled – so what happens now?

Robert Half, the American businessman, once said “it’s easy to make good decisions when there are no bad options”....

John Dickens
JONATHAN SIMONS