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Exams and Assessments 2022 – fairness and clarity

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As the person who oversees the exam boards delivering exams in England, my commitment to you is to put you first, and to make sure that whatever you are studying – be that GCSE maths, A level art or a diploma in travel and tourism - the end result will be a genuine reflection of your work.

Managing worries around results day – some strategies that might help

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When we talk about worry around exams, we often focus on the exams themselves, or the process of revision and can forget that waiting to receive your results and results day itself can be just as worrying. This may be …

What students, teachers, parents and carers think and feel about assessments this year in the wake of the pandemic

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Foreword by Paul Newton, Ofqual Research Chair. Ofqual has a statutory duty to promote public confidence in regulated qualifications, which means that we need to listen carefully to what people think and feel about them. Never has this obligation been …

Teacher judgements in 2021: what we can learn from 2020

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Last year we spoke to staff in schools and colleges after they had submitted their Centre Assessment Grades (CAGs) and rank orders for summer 2020 GCSE, AS and A levels, as well as for many vocational qualifications. We interviewed over …

Quality assurance for GCSE, AS and A level: information for schools and colleges

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This summer, with exams cancelled, the quality assurance (QA) process for qualifications in England is different from the usual moderation process. This is a guide to what schools and colleges can expect.

Feeling worried about grades this year is understandable. Here are some things that might help…

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An article for students from Professor Kevin Woods and psychologists at Manchester University.   A few weeks ago, schools and colleges opened their doors again to all students. In many ways, it’s “back to normal” but some things are still …