Glenys Stacey

GCSE Grades To Be Replaced By 1-9 Numbering System In Drastic Upheaval

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

GCSE grades will be scrapped and replaced with a numbered scale with coursework being removed completely from some subjects, in the biggest upheaval f...

Expect A Drop In Science GCSE Grades, Warns Ofqual

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Ofqual has warned to expect a drop in GCSE science grades after changes in the syllabus, which have "completely confused" students, leaving them stran...

GCSE English Coursework To Be Slashed

PA | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

GCSE English will contain less coursework in the future under new proposals to overhaul the qualification, it was announced on Friday. From next su...

GCSE Re-Sit Results To Be Released

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of pupils across the UK will be experiencing a sickening sense of déjà vu as they prepare to receive their GCSE results for a second time ...

Will We See A Repeat Of The GCSE Fiasco?

PA | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of schools saw a large fall in the numbers of pupils scoring at least a C in GCSE English this year, heads said on Friday, as they warned tha...

GCSE Re-sits A 'Gross Injustice'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Headteachers said on Thursday the tens of thousands of students having to re-sit their GCSE English exam next month after a scandal which was not thei...

45,000 Pupils To Resit English GCSEs

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than 45,000 pupils will resit their English GCSEs next month after a scandal over grades. About one in 14 who took the exam will resit, accord...

Lawyers Muscle In On GCSE Fiasco As Ofqual Vows To Fight

PA | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Lawyers for an education alliance taking action over the GCSE English fiasco are due to meet on Wednesday to discuss their next move. The meeting c...

Legal Action Over GCSEs Loom As Ofqual Vows To Defend Decisions

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Legal action over this summer's GCSE English exams has moved a step closer with exams regulator Ofqual vowing to "rigorously defend" its decisions. ...

It Is 'Irresponsible And Mistaken' To Re-Grade GCSE Papers, Says Gove

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove has admitted there "are things we could have done" to prevent the GCSE grading debacle, as well as launching an attack on the Welsh Gover...

Gove To Get A Grilling Over GCSE Row

PA | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Education Secretary Michael Gove will appear before MPs on Wednesday as the row over GCSE English grades descended into farce. A Welsh exam board h...

GCSE Grade Boundaries Row: What Happened And When

PA | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

SEE ALSO: GCSE Grading Problems 'Were Identified Three Years Ago', But Ofqual Failed To Act GCSE Fiasco Has Had 'Serious Impact On Perception Of...

'We Would Have Forced Edexcel To Change Grade Boundaries,' Says Ofqual Chief

PA | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ofqual boss Glenys Stacey admitted on Tuesday she would have forced one of England's biggest exam boards to alter its GCSE English boundaries to avoid...

GCSE Fiasco Has A 'Serious Impact On Perceptions Of Fairness', Admits Ofqual

PA | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The GCSE English grading fiasco has had a "serious impact on perceptions of fairness", Ofqual admitted on Tuesday. The exams regulator said it reco...

Claims Exams Are Being Dumbed Down Are 'Detrimental To Hard-Working Students'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The issue over whether exams are being "dumbed down" seems to resurface every year come exam time. But now there are serious questions over grade i...

Ofqual Backs Gove's Call To Change A-levels

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

England's qualifications watchdog has given its support to Michael Gove's proposal that universities play a larger role in A-level exams. In a lett...

University Academics Losing Confidence In 'Shallow' Students

Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A culture of re-sits, bitesize exams and schools drilling pupils to pass tests is leaving many new students floundering at university, a new report wa...

Testing Times: Should Universities Set A-Levels?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Education Secretary Michael Gove has called for universities to have a "far greater" role in designing A-levels in the future, amid concerns that the ...