Education white paper: what would a fully academised system look like? Part two

This is the second in a series of posts on the education white paper. The other parts can be found here. It’s well-known that a greater share of secondary schools have become academies to date than have primaries. Coupled with the fact that there are lots more primary schools, this means that the bulk of [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|Structures|

Does Ofqual also need to look at the grades awarded in non-GCSE qualifications?

Ofqual last week wrote to awarding organisations (AOs), asking them to justify the size, and guided learning hours, of qualifications of theirs which count in Key Stage 4 performance tables. The regulator may wish to go further and consider also how grades in non-GCSE qualifications relate to GCSE grades. GCSE grades awarded by different AOs [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|Exams and assessment|