In recent weeks we have begun to write to 348 schools to say that they have been selected to take part in next year’s National Reference Test (NRT). In 2017 the Government introduced legislation which requires that the head teacher …
A levels and GCSEs
From time to time we see suggestions that one exam board’s GCSE is easier than another, most often because one board has a higher percentage of students achieving high grades. I’d like to explain why simply comparing the grade profiles …
Two careers officers share their advice on "what to do when plan A isn't an option" and "navigating clearing."
When we talk about ‘exam stress’, we often think about revising or taking exams, but stress around results day is common too. Remember that feeling apprehensive, worried or anxious about important news is normal. Although you don’t know what will happen on results day, you can help manage any feelings of stress by making plans and preparing for different outcomes. This blog discusses how.
Next Thursday, AS and A level results are released. If you’re counting down the days, here is an update on some of the issues that have arisen over the summer, and a few things to bear in mind when results …
What happens once GCSE and A level exams have finished? An immense amount of work to mark and grade the papers that learners have completed.
We're using our last blog before summer exams start to share our final hints and tips for students
In February and March year 11 students from over 300 schools in England took part in the third National Reference Test (NRT) in English and maths. This blog explains how the NRT evidence will be used when the exam boards set grade boundaries in GCSE English language and maths this summer.
Making sure that qualifications are fair requires careful design, analysis and evaluation of all aspects of qualification delivery. Fairness sits at the heart of our work and is something we are thinking about all the time.
The reforms to GCSEs, AS and A levels were the biggest in a generation. We asked more than 500 teachers for their experiences of teaching them and we were delighted by their engagement, professionalism and insight.