GCSEs

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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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The UK government’s skills bill is a disaster for young people | David Blunkett and Kenneth Baker
Ministers are trying to sneak through a cull of post-16 qualifications. In the Lords we are taking a stand against this, say former ministers David Blunkett and Kenneth Baker

David Blunkett and Kenneth Baker

13, Oct, 2021 @2:35 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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Marcus Rashford to be included in GCSE media studies course
Pupils will learn about footballer’s use of social media to highlight social and race issues he cares about

Sally Weale Education correspondent

22, Sep, 2021 @8:45 AM

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English exam board doubles choice of books by writers of colour
Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other amongst new books on OCR’s English literature curriculum

Sally Weale Education correspondent

16, Sep, 2021 @5:06 PM

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Call for results review at London school amid downgrading claim
Teachers at Ravensbourne school claim senior staff asked them to downgrade students’ marks this year

Diane Taylor

02, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Ofqual plans ‘glide path’ back to pre-Covid exam grading in England
Government aims to avoid sudden drop in GCSE and A-level grades after sharp rises in 2020 and 2021

Richard Adams Education editor

01, Sep, 2021 @6:13 PM

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Could you spot a grampy pig? Schools could soon offer natural history GCSE
Course would aim to instil love of wildlife in teens and inspire them to protect it. Plus: test your knowledge with our quiz

Phoebe Weston

29, Aug, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Let’s not return to flawed exams. We have better ways to assess our children | Peter Hyman
The pandemic has given us a perfect opportunity to reset the education system

Peter Hyman

15, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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