Exams

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The Guardian view on the school divide: Zahawi fails a test | Editorial
Editorial: Efforts to help state-educated pupils access top universities should be supported, not undermined, by ministers

Editorial

16, May, 2022 @5:49 PM

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How an Oxfordshire school created its own enriching baccalaureate
Wood Green school is pioneering a new approach that aims to reward pupils for debating skills, teamwork and community service as well as academic success

Fiona Millar

14, May, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Exam stress: how to help children cope with GCSEs and A-levels
Tips for parents and carers include talking openly, helping them relax, and creating revision routines

Sally Weale Education correspondent

06, May, 2022 @8:29 AM

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Pupils in England showing high anxiety in run-up to GCSEs and A-levels, teachers say
Reports of panic attacks, anger, self-harm and disengagement before first exams in three years since Covid

Sally Weale Education correpondent

06, May, 2022 @8:29 AM

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Pens down: England’s exams regulator exploring online A-levels and GCSEs
School leaders say online exams could allow them to go ahead in lockdown-style conditions in future

Richard Adams Education editor

04, May, 2022 @4:11 PM

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School exams: a major flaw in the UK’s education system | Letters
Letters: Look to Finland for a more equitable education system, writes Chris Sinha, while Michael Symonds says regurgitating information in exams doesn’t help in life and Derrick Joad accuses the government of punishing independent thinking

Letters

01, May, 2022 @3:48 PM

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England’s punitive exam system is good for one thing: preserving privilege | George Monbiot
These illogical tests have contributed to some of the poorest mental health outcomes in the world, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

27, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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IFS: England’s student loan change to hit poor and minority ethnic people harder
One in four who received free school meals would not be able to get loans under proposal, analysis finds

Richard Adams Education editor

26, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Simple tips to get through exams | Letter
Letter: Dr Margaret Coombe offers practical advice on how students, and schools, can reduce stress and boost success

Letters

17, Apr, 2022 @3:39 PM

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Bring back free Covid tests for exam candidates, UK schools urge
Pupils set to take first public exams for three years, but invigilators are wary of working in halls with no protective measures

Anna Fazackerley

16, Apr, 2022 @2:28 PM

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Start GCSE and A-level revision in Easter holidays to reduce stress, say teachers
With some exams just five weeks away after year of disruption for students, experts say early revision can help

Richard Adams Education editor

10, Apr, 2022 @1:57 PM

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Zahawi’s English schools white paper leaves many in sector underwhelmed
Hopes were high after blunders of Williamson’s tenure, but 60-page vision for future offers little to inspire

Sally Weale Education correspondent

28, Mar, 2022 @6:51 PM

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