Ofqual

Foreign Students 'Over-Marked' At Substandard Colleges

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

England's exams watchdog has expressed "serious concerns" about the standard of some qualifications being offered to foreign students. Two thirds o...

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...

So Exams Aren't Getting Easier?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The number of top GCSE grades has fallen for the second year in a row, after a drastic - and controversial - upheaval of the exams system, official fi...

Schools Making Students Sit Exams Multiple Times To Boost Grades, Watchdog Warns

PA | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are entering teenagers for GCSEs early, or multiple times, in order to secure good grades, the regulator has warned. Tens of thousands of p...

Students Re-sit GCSEs Up To Seven Times To Boost Schools' Ranking

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

Students are re-sitting their GCSE exams up to seven times so their school can improve its ranking on national league tables, an investigation has rev...

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...

GCSEs And A-Level Exam Marking 'Could Be Improved', Says Ofqual

PA | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Marking of GCSE and A-level papers can still be improved, according to a new report by the exams regulator. In a study, Ofqual said that evidence s...

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...

Students Lose GCSE Exam Challenge At High Court

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

An alliance of hundreds of pupils, schools, local councils and unions has lost a High Court challenge to overturn GCSE English exam grades. The all...

Better Luck Next Time..

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Teenagers across the country were sitting exams on Monday as schools and colleges made valiant attempts to stay open despite the snowy conditions. ...

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 ...

GCSE Legal Challenge Reaches High Court

PA | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A legal challenge over this summer's GCSE English controversy is due to begin at the High Court on Tuesday. An alliance of pupils, schools, local c...

GCSE Replacement Will 'Fuel Inequalities' Among Students

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The government's new qualification for 16-year-olds could limit pupils' choice and fuel inequalities in the education system, campaigners have warned....

Students Granted 'Urgent' Court Hearing To Have GCSE Exams Re-Marked

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A group of students has been granted a court hearing so they can continue their fight against Ofqual and the government to have their GCSE exam papers...

Ofqual Claims Exam System Being Abused By Teachers 'Under Pressure'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The exam system is being abused by teachers under intense pressure to achieve good grades, Ofqual has warned. Teachers in some of England's seconda...

A-Level Reforms Will Discriminate Students, Warns UCAS

PA | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Plans to reform A-levels could lead to a two-tier system with students discriminated against because of the subjects they choose, the Government has b...

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. ...

Pupils Join Unions To Legally Challenge GCSE Grades

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Pupils have joined forces to launch a legal challenge against Ofqual to have their GCSE English exam papers re-graded. Around 180 students aged bet...

Students Have Lost 'All Confidence' In Ofqual Over GCSE Row

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students have lost all confidence in Ofqual following the row over GCSE English exam grades, a Labour MP has claimed. Nic Dakin, a former teacher, ...

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...