exams

Thousands sit new Scottish exams

Thousands of students across Scotland sit the first exams for the new National 5 qualifications.
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What’s happening to Scotland’s exams?

What’s so different about the new National 4 and 5 qualifications?
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Exams for arts subjects get harder

Exams in arts subjects are to be reformed and Michael Gove is expected to give details of the content of new-look GCSEs and A-levels, the BBC’s Sean Coughlan reports.
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Beyond exams: Testing pupils’ skills

The schools assessing pupils’ other talents
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No re-mark for exams in GCSE row

There is no need to re-mark GCSE English exam papers which received poor grades, a report by the Welsh government concludes.
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NI exams to stay largely unchanged

GCSE and A level exams in Northern Ireland remain largely unchanged and will take separate paths from changes introduced in England
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Teachers’ exams marked ‘incorrectly’

Mistakes in the marking of literacy and numeracy tests for trainee teachers mean hundreds were incorrectly judged to have passed.
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No-marking threat to university exams

University lecturers threaten a marking boycott that would disrupt final exams and stop coursework assessment, in an escalation of action over pay.
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AUDIO: Remarking exams is ‘tactical move’

Ofqual has accused schools of tactically appealing against exam results to try to boost students’ grades.
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‘Look beyond exams,’ schools urged

A cross-party parliamentary group urges schools to be “more than just exam factories” and promote character and resilience.
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