• Colleges and schools cry foul over missing vocational results

    Colleges and schools across England are still awaiting the results of some vocational qualifications, despite a promise from government that all grades would be issued by today. Some learners have been told they may have to wait until next week to receive grades for BTECs and other vocational qualifications. The Department for Education has refused

    14.17 Aug. 28th, 2020 | News, Uncategorized

  • Minister hints at potential further delay to vocational results

    Exam boards are set to work “through the weekend and into next week” to process vocational qualification results, a minister has said, suggesting not all will be issued by tomorrow’s deadline. In a message to providers sent out tonight, skills minister Gillian Keegan acknowledged there was a chance some students would not receive their results

    22.56 Aug. 27th, 2020 | 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 evidence of grade inflation on old-style BTECs. Its research into the “legacy” level three BTECs, which don’t include any external assessment, found that the proportion of people gaining the highest grades on some of these courses

    13.59 Dec. 12th, 2018 | News

  • Pearson's apprentice Ofsted rating up two grades to 'good'

    Pearson has recovered two grades from its previous ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating for its apprenticeship provision. The global education business was in January ranked ‘inadequate’ across the board by the education watchdog. But it was inspected again last month, and the report out today returned a unanimous ‘good’ verdict. It said: “Leaders and managers have implemented successfully

    11.13 Nov. 23rd, 2016 | News