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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 …

VTQ awarding in 2021 - providing clarity for colleges and training providers

As we all know, awarding for some vocational, technical and other general qualifications (VTQs) is going to be different in 2021. The ongoing effects of the pandemic mean that assessment, awarding, and even results days will continue to be far …

Feeling worried about GCSE or A level results this year?

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Prof. Kevin Woods and Dr. Tee McCaldin are both psychologists working at the University of Manchester Institute of Education. They have written several posts on coping with exam anxiety for our blog, and this latest one looks at ways to manage anxious feelings before exam results.