Exams

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Teachers reject plans to have pupils learn 1,700 words for language GCSEs
Making pupils in England ‘grind through list of words’ will not encourage uptake, DfE told

Sally Weale Education correspondent

25, Nov, 2021 @4:31 PM

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Teachers and parents in England: share your views on repeated mock exams
We would like to hear teachers’ and parents’ views on the plans for repeated mock exams as a plan B in case national exams are cancelled for a third time

Guardian community team

12, Nov, 2021 @12:48 PM

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Students in England to sit repeated mock A-levels and GCSEs, Ofqual says
Unions and school leaders critical after regulator publishes long-delayed contingency plan

Richard Adams Education editor

11, Nov, 2021 @5:29 PM

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A was average A-level grade at independent schools in 2021, DfE data shows
Figures confirm grade acceleration in England after formal exams scrapped due to Covid

Richard Adams Education editor

04, Nov, 2021 @5:57 PM

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It is English history that is cherished, not Scottish or northern Irish | Letter
Letters: The A-level history syllabus in the 1950s in Northern Ireland had a single reference to William of Orange, writes Johnston Anderson

Letters

01, Nov, 2021 @4:39 PM

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English exam boards may be asked to avoid ‘complex language’
Regulator aims to tackle ways ‘irrelevant features’ disadvantage pupils

Rachel Hall

01, Nov, 2021 @3:58 PM

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How to cut a long story short | Brief letters
Brief letters: Boring books | Homeless truths | Know your carrots | Yotam’s bunny chow | Guardian Soulmates

Letters

19, Oct, 2021 @4:55 PM

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An unexpected Halloween horror | Brief letters
Letters: Violent silhouettes | Chess in prison | Eating in exams | Golden eggs

Letters

18, Oct, 2021 @4:59 PM

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Manx country diary was worth the wait | Brief letters
Brief letters: Derek Niemann | Snacks in exams | Cop26 | John Crace

Letters

17, Oct, 2021 @4:33 PM

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Snacks are the secret of success in exams | Letters
Letter: If students are to face Sats at 14, then at least let them snack while working, urges Patrick Morrish

Letters

15, Oct, 2021 @4:36 PM

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DfE considering return of Sats at 14 and axing teaching hours limits
Exclusive: ministers also looking at giving Ofsted more powers and accelerating academisation

Sally Weale and Richard Adams

01, Oct, 2021 @4:06 PM

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GCSE and A-level pupils to be awarded fewer top grades in 2022, says Ofqual
Grade boundaries to be set midway between pre-pandemic levels in 2019 and 2021’s record results

Sally Weale Education correspondent

29, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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