Kushi in Elbasan with the graduates: Matura exams in a large environment

15:30 22/11/2022 Minister Khushi: The automated medical test will account for 30% of the total points The state matura will have a number of innovations. The Minister of Education Evis Kushi said some of them during the meeting with the graduates of Elbasan. “We will remove the answer sheet, so as not to confuse either … Read more

Teachers call for GCSEs and A-level exams to be replaced

GCSEs and A-levels should be replaced with alternative assessments in the long term, teachers have said. School staff now have a ‘golden opportunity’ to stop ‘toxic testing’ amid growing calls to reform the national assessments, the National Education Union’s (NEU) virtual annual conference heard. A motion passed at the conference called for GCSEs and A-levels … Read more

Schools Minister Nick Gibb insists exams WILL return post-Covid

Schools Minister Nick Gibb insists exams WILL return post-Covid as he categorically rules out a permanent shift to using teacher assessment to award grades Schools Minister Nick Gibb said he wants return to exams ‘as soon as possible’ He insisted exams are ‘fairest way of judging the attainment and ability’ of pupils Have been calls … Read more

Hilarious gallery reveals the VERY creative ways students have been caught cheating on exams

A+ for creativity! Students reveal the ingenious ways they’ve found to cheat on exams – from invisible ink to wearing a fake ARM to conceal a mobile phone Spotlight collated viral snaps of students cheating on exams around the world One photo shows an individual who hid their mobile phone inside a calculator  Another image … Read more

Covid lockdown UK: Teachers are to take control in school exams free-for-all

Plans to make end of year exams voluntary and give teachers almost complete control over deciding the GCSE and A-level grades of their pupils this summer has sparked warnings of further grades chaos and widespread inflation. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, who previously said exams would be cancelled for the second year in a row because … Read more

Teachers are to take control in school exams free-for-all

Teachers will have almost complete control over deciding the GCSE and A-level grades of their pupils this summer, it was announced last night. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said staff will also get to choose how they assess children – after exams were cancelled due to the pandemic. Teachers can decide to rely on previous essays, … Read more

Telling us our exams have been scrapped is the final straw, says A-level student BEATRICE GOVE

I think I speak for teenagers everywhere when I say we are exhausted. Mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted. What was meant to be our coming-of-age time, the careless period of partying, young love and learning, has been flipped on its head and instead turned into a year of heartbreak, loss and – most of all … Read more

Students say they fear for their futures after A-level and GCSE exams were cancelled

Students are fearing for their future after A-level and GCSE exams were cancelled due to a surge in Covid cases – as some say marks are now based on ‘teachers’ opinions’. Boris Johnson announced on Monday that summer exams would be cancelled as it was not ‘possible or fair’ for them to go ahead following country-wide school closures. … Read more

Now schools set their OWN exams after GCSE and A-levels debacle

Schools now plan to hold their own mock exams after Gavin Williamson failed to explain how staff will be able to accurately grade GCSE and A-level students as teachers near-unanimously called for the Education Secretary to resign, it was revealed today. Headteachers have said they have ‘no choice’ but to test their pupils in some way after … Read more

NOW Government says BTECs can be cancelled… just HOURS before pupils are due to sit first exams

Students are in limbo today after ministers agreed to axe BTEC exams – but left it up to schools to decide – just hours before the first tests were due to begin across the country. The U-turn came hours before under-fire Education Secretary Gavin Williamson faces the Commons after finally confirming that GCSE and A-level exams … Read more