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NEU teachers: Scrap GCSEs and A levels to fight racism | TES

NEU members vote to call for an end to GCSEs and A levels in favour of assessment that includes ‘global perspectives’. “We are witnessing a huge push forward on anti-racism … Continue reading

April 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

A-levels: What subjects are students dropping and why? | BBC News

As students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland get their A-Level results, Reality Check looks at how subject choices are changing. Read the findings here: A-levels: What subjects are students … Continue reading

August 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

More students found cheating in GCSE and A-level exams | BBC News

The number of students caught cheating in exams has risen by 25% in a single year, official figures show. Read the full story on the BBC website: More students found … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Maths teachers hit out at ‘extraordinary’ funding decision | BBC News

Teachers have hit out at an “extraordinary decision” to cease funding a key A-level maths project. Underground Mathematics had won the backing of a government commissioned review into post-16 maths in England. It … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

A-levels choice ‘reduced by funding squeeze’ | BBC News

Funding pressures mean pupils at sixth-form colleges in England must choose from an increasingly narrow range of A-level subjects, a study has found. The Sixth Form Colleges Association’s annual survey … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Teenagers ‘need better advice for A-level choices’ | BBC News

Over half of this year’s university applicants picked their sixth form subjects without considering their future prospects, suggests a poll. And almost one in five of over 1,000 UK 18- … Continue reading

August 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Teachers urged to submit GCSE and A-level questions | BBC News

A major exam board is to ask teachers to submit potential questions for GCSE and A-level exams. Teachers are to be asked to submit challenging GCSE and A-level exam questions … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Call for more females in the curriculum | BBC News

Women should be more visible across the curriculum, say campaigners who successfully fought plans to leave feminism out of A-level politics. England’s Schools Minister Nick Gibb announced a change of … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

More than 90,000 exam grades changed | BBC News

More than 90,000 GCSE and A-level results were changed after challenges to grades awarded this summer – the highest on record and an increase of 17% compared with last year. … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

What are the lessons of this year’s A-levels? | BBC News

This year it will be hard to throw accusations of ‘grade inflation’ or slipping standards because the results are almost exactly the same as last year. ‘Stability’, this year’s watchword … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Exam results: It was different in my day… | BBC News

A-level results day has become an event in its own right, with a social media frenzy and its own annual rituals, embedded in the 24-hour news culture. But it hasn’t … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

GCSEs and A-level Subjects Culled by Ofqual | BBC News

The often-maligned subject, media studies, has survived a cull of A-level subjects as England’s qualifications watchdog moves to toughen examinations. Ofqual is scrapping home economics, citizenship studies and communication and … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

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