Student Exams

Exams: Time for a change

Sam Dix | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Dix

Exams are about as useful as placing a number of objects on a table, closing your eyes and getting a friend to move them a bit and then trying to guess what has changed. In what profession are you going to be required to remember bits of information which are then not available to you and then required to repeat it all in a timescale of a few hours?

What's the Best Book to Revise AQA GCSE Language Exam Higher? Advice Straight from a Senior Examiner

Melanie Kendry | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Melanie Kendry

The AQA GCSE has changed, and now, so has the textbook. Brand new for this year, 2013 students have the competitive edge with this brilliant book, full of worked examples, and tips straight from senior examiners on how to raise your grade in the Language Exam.

Goats, Mozart And Red Bull..

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The sight of worried students waiting outside UCL clutching sheafs of cramming notes as HuffPost Students casually strolled to work with a morning cof...

Scottish Students Protest Against Exams Stress

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of students at a Scottish university are up in arms at being set multiple exams, protesting they cause too much stress. Strathclyde Unive...

'Are We Better Off Choosing Candidates Blindfolded?'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

An Oxbridge tutor has suggested future candidates would be better chosen by "putting their names in a bowl" and picking them blindfolded rather than t...

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...

Students Have Been 'Let Down' By Exams, Admits Gove

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove has said students were let down by a "not entirely fair" exam system but attributed the blame to his predecessors. The education secre...

Lucy Sherriff

'My Grades Were Stolen' Say Devastated GCSE Pupils Campaigning For Re-Mark

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Pupils have launched a petition to have their GCSE English Literature exam papers re-marked after they were left "devastated" by their grades, which t...

Is It 'Morally Wrong' To Criticise Exam Results?

PA | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

It is "morally wrong" to undermine teenagers' GCSE efforts with talk that the exams are too easy, a school leader said on Monday. Pupils are workin...