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AQA look at ‘Duolingo-style’ test for GCSE resitters

It follows calls from school leaders' union ASCL for a 'passport' in maths and English

The key trends in 2023 GCSE and A-level entries

Boost in popularity for maths, computing and classical subjects, but language and creative subjects in trouble

OCR to review difficulty of GCSE computer science paper

Follows backlash over exam leaving pupils 'completely disheartened' and warning it will put more youngsters off the subject

GCSEs: Only a quarter of students had recommended NTP support

Over a third of exam students during Covid felt teachers were biased against certain groups in the awarding of teacher-assessed grades, a major study shows

Why we feed students before an exam

Since this school started running ‘just in time’ sessions, offering students refreshments and moral support immediately before GCSE and A-level exams, it has been impressed with...

How will GCSEs and A levels be graded differently this year?

The 2023 GCSE and A-level exams are underway, but how will the approach to grading differ from last year? Tes speaks to Ofqual chief Jo Saxton...

A-levels, T-levels and BTec Level 3s: 2023 exams guide

Exam season is beginning for A-level and other students across the UK. For many pupils, it is the first time they will have sat formal exams,...

GCSEs, BTec Level 2s and National 5s: 2023 exams guide

Exam season is beginning for GCSE and other students across the UK. It is the second year of formal exams since the pandemic and there are...

Do you have the four reading skills kids need for Sats tests?

For several days, debate has raged over the complexity of last week's Year 6 Sats reading paper. Some of the children who took it were reportedly...

British Council ‘reviewing’ schools’ plea to retake Cambridge exams

If exams held again by July, students may be able to get admissions to universities

Wednesday briefing: Are standardised tests failing children?

In today’s newsletter: Sats tests have left students in tears, and teachers and parents calling for an overhaul. Here’s how they are supposed to work –...

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