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Special Consideration In GCSE, AS And A Level: Summer 2018 Exam Series

Reforms to GCSEs and A-levels could be preventing pupils from being eligible to receive special consideration when they miss exams, according to this report from Ofqual. Leadership Briefing 13.04(148)

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02/01/2019
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Malpractice For GCSE, AS And A Level: Summer 2018 Exam Series

This Ofqual report on 'malpractice' in GCSEs, AS and A-level exams for the 2018 summer series shows that 1,295 penalties were handed out for taking mobiles into exams, compared with 1,060 in 2017 – an increase of 22 per cent. Leadership Briefing 13.04 (148)

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02/01/2019
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National Curriculum Assessments At Key Stage 2 In England, 2018

Almost a third of children who failed the phonics check at age 5 or 6 – and failed the resit a year later – still went on to reach the expected standard in reading by the end of primary, according to this DfE report. But those pupils who performed well in the phonics check, were far more likely to read well at the end of primary. Leadership Briefing 13.04(148)

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02/01/2019
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Analysis Of Degree Classifications Over Time: Changes In Graduate Attainment

Universities in England are giving too many students top degree grades, according to this report by the Office for Students (OfS). The report shows starkly that there has been significant and unexplained grade inflation since 2010-11. Even accounting for prior attainment and student demographics, it still finds significant unexplained grade inflation. Leadership Briefing 13.04(148)

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02/01/2019
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