• Exams 2020: Ofqual confirms final appeals process for GCSEs and A-levels

    Schools and colleges will be able to appeal against GCSE and A-level results if they feel data used to standardise grades was not a “reliable basis” for predicting 2020 results, Ofqual has confirmed. The exams regulator has set out the full arrangements for appeals this year, confirming that centres will be able to appeal if

    14.05 Aug. 6th, 2020 | News

  • A-Level results 2018 | Live blog

    A-level results day is here! Today’s the day when A-level learners up and down the country find out whether all their hard work has paid off, and what their next step in life will be. *** The live blog is now closed. Sorry if your pictures didn’t make it in – we’ve been inundated with

    16.36 Aug. 13th, 2018 | Bulletin, News

  • If A-levels need multiple exam boards, why don't T-levels?

    The system that makes A-levels so revered would work just as effectively for the new technical exams, argues Rod Bristow The groundbreaking Copyright Act of 1710 was in its long form entitled “an Act for the Encouragement of Learning”. The idea behind it was simple, that by protecting the intellectual property developed by authors and

    5.00 Jul. 2nd, 2018 | Opinion

  • What has Michael Gove done to A-levels?

    If A-levels are big business, why don’t we allow more consumer choice, asks Graham Taylor.  A-levels are still big business and the main choice for 16-to-18s at level three. Over six times more learners take A-levels than advanced apprenticeships. Yet they are being gutted. Historian and author Simon Schama has described the cull as a

    5.00 Nov. 26th, 2016 | Opinion

  • Should colleges require level 4s or 5s of the new GCSEs for A Level entry?

    Dr Sue answers your questions on Board Composition, Having an impact & New A-level entry grades.   Question One: Board composition I am the new clerk of a recently merged college and I am increasingly worried about the makeup of the governing body. It seems to be largely made up of colleagues and acquaintances of the

    13.00 Nov. 20th, 2016 | Opinion