Exams, Ofqual

Price of exams soar above inflation in 2024

General qualifications rise 6.4% while VTQs increase 5.5%

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
Ofqual

City and Guilds fined £200k for regulatory breaches

Ofqual found multiple 'errors' related to assessment materials and results

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship assessment arm of GP Strategies to close

‘Mixed emotions’ decision comes after the company shut its apprenticeship training delivery provider earlier this year

Joshua Stein
Joshua Stein
Exams

Ofqual extends term-time checkpoints to hundreds of thousands more VTQ students

Extra workload anticipated for schools and colleges to ensure grades are handed out on time

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
Ofqual

The future is digital – but not exclusively so

Technology will help us improve assessment for certain courses and groups of pupils, writes Jo Saxton, but we won’t...

Jess Staufenberg
Jo Saxton
News

Ofqual to face grilling by MPs over exams fiasco

Leaders from exams regulator Ofqual will appear in front of MPs next week to answer questions about this year’s...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Sally Collier to be replaced by Dame Glenys Stacey as Ofqual chief regulator

The chief regulator of Ofqual Sally Collier is to leave following the exams fiasco that has engulfed England in...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

DfE launches consultation on fully-funded digital functional skills qualifications

The Department for Education is calling for views on the content for new digital functional skills qualifications that will...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

Awarding bodies told to ‘strengthen controls’ on applied generals after ‘unwarranted’ rise in grades

Ofqual is urging awarding organisations to “strengthen their controls” on certain types of applied general qualifications, after it uncovered...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke