On Thursday, students will receive their A level results – a regular event and for many a cause for celebration at the close of the academic year, but so very different this year. It’s an anxious time for students, parents/carers …
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 …
GCSE and A level results are published by exam boards in August each year. In total around 6 million certificates are issued to students, for around 700 qualifications in England. Many people are interested in the national picture, or 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.
Around 200,000 16 to 18-year-old students took Applied Generals or Tech Level qualifications in 2018 in subjects areas ranging from applied science, business, and health and social care, to accountancy and horticulture. This blog discusses how the qualifications are assessed and regulated to ensure fairness for all those who take them.
From September, all new students starting an FSQ in English or maths will be enrolled onto the reformed qualifications. This blog will take you through some of the changes.