• 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

  • English and maths GCSE resit policy helping tens of thousands

    The policy requiring students to continue studying English and maths if they fail the subjects at GCSEs at age 16 continues to bear fruit, as revealed in FE Week’s analysis of the government’s latest attainment figures. The controversial “condition of funding” policy, introduced in 2014, means that colleges must help students who narrowly failed to

    9.34 May. 3rd, 2019 | News

  • Manchester College learner "excited about the future" after passing GCSEs on fifth attempt

    A 19-year-old learner at The Manchester College is full of excitement for the future, having finally passed his English and maths GCSEs after five attempts. Jaycy Okpeahior [pictured above] spoke to FE Week of his determination to make the grade in these core subjects – without which he would not be able to progress to

    15.51 Aug. 23rd, 2018 | News

  • GCSE English resits: 2018 results

    Here are the 2018 GCSE English results for all students in the UK, aged 17 and over, and the trends in grades and number of entries since 2014.  GCSE grades, English language, age 17+ (2014-2018)   GCSE entries, English language, age 17+ (2014-2018)   GCSE grades, English literature, age 17+ (2014-2018)   GCSE entries, English

    10.04 Aug. 23rd, 2018 | Bulletin

  • GCSE maths resits: 2018 results

    Here are the 2018 GCSE maths results for all students in the UK, aged 17 and over, and the trends in grades and number of entries since 2014.  GCSE grades, maths, age 17+ (2014-2018)   GCSE entries, maths, age 17+ (2014-2018)     Here are the GCSE English resit results for 2018. Thanks to Education

    10.04 Aug. 23rd, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Comparable outcomes explained for college leaders

    The first few years of any new qualification are carefully monitored, so your GCSE students haven’t been hurt, says Lesley Davies My overriding priority as a college principal, when I think about my students’ exam results, is that everyone is treated fairly. This year we were all grappling with major changes to most qualifications, particularly

    5.00 Oct. 3rd, 2017 | Opinion

  • English and Maths GCSE resit results 2017

    Here are the results for all candidates aged 17 and over in the UK who sat GCSE Maths, English language and English literature in summer 2017. These are the results for the old-style “legacy” GCSEs using the A*-G grading system. Next year, everyone (resits included) will have to sit the reformed Maths and English GCSEs, which

    14.53 Aug. 24th, 2017 | News

  • Tens of thousands more students will need to resit English GCSEs

    Over 40,000 more students may need to resit their English GCSE next year than did this year, after failing to achieve the required grade 4 in the reformed exams. There should be slightly fewer resits overall in maths, however. Just under 160,000 pupils scored below the grade 4 threshold – equivalent to a D or

    13.27 Aug. 24th, 2017 | News

  • Explaining new GCSE grades and what this means for post-16 resits

    By this time on results day, we’re all now aware of the new style of numerical GCSE grading. But if you’re still getting your head around whether a 1 or a 9 is the best grade, or wondering what this means for students starting post-16 courses this September and who will be subject to the

    15.07 Aug. 24th, 2017 | Opinion

  • GCSE resits 2017: Sharp fall in maths results but English improves

    Just under a quarter of the older students resitting their maths GCSEs achieved grades of A* to C this year, a sharp fall of 5.1 percentage points.  In English, however, the picture is somewhat rosier: 29 per cent of learners scored a C or above, up 2.1 points from 2016. In total, 149,537 students sat

    10.32 Aug. 24th, 2017 | News

  • GCSE results week: How FE can leverage digital channels to win learners

    Colleges and providers need to get smarter in attracting new learners who’ve just had their GCSE results – here’s how to do it, says Lucy Perkins  Students’ decisions on their future are being made increasingly last-minute: last year, a record one in eight university students found their place through clearing. In today’s rapidly evolving post-16

    15.48 Aug. 24th, 2017 | Opinion