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Ofqual confirms the changes to GCSE, AS and A Level grading in 2021

After months of speculation and consultation, details have been announced for how grades will be awarded in 2021. The Government announced in January that there would be no exams in England for GCSEs, Vocational Qualifications (eg BTEC), AS or A Levels in 2021. Since then Ofqual has conducted a consultation with teachers, professionals, parents and […]

On top of your GCSE studies? Check ✔

The combination of remote learning and many months of disruption means that many GCSE year students aren’t sure where they are with their studies. To help students – and parents – keep an eye on how they are doing, we are introducing personalised Study Summaries. These electronic documents are a single source of all of […]

How you’ll get a grade for GCSE and A Levels in 2021

Ofqual has announced its proposals for how students will receive their grades in their GCSE, AS and A Levels, after exams were cancelled. The consultation document sets out what Ofqual considers to be the fairest way to award grades to students so that they “have an equal opportunity to progress. Ofqual is also keen that […]

GCSE and A Level exams Cancelled in 2021

Students in England will no longer sit formal exams in GCSEs, A Levels or AS Levels in the Summer 2021 sitting, following the announcement from Government. Instead of these summer exams, teacher judgement will be used to grade students, in a similar way to 2020’s grades. However the detail of what will be involved in […]

Prestige Awards Recognise The Study Buddy as Education Specialist of the Year

Study and time management start-up, The Study Buddy, has been announced as the winner of the Education Specialist category in this year’s Prestige Awards. The Study Buddy, based in Somerset, was created in 2018 to help students and their parents to structure and plan revision in the run-up to GCSEs. The Corporate Livewire Prestige Awards […]

Welsh Government cancels GCSE, AS and A Level exams for Summer 2021

Education Minister Kirsty Williams has today (Tuesday 10 November ) confirmed Wales’ approach for qualifications in 2021. Her decision that there will be no end of year exams for learners taking GCSEs, AS levels or A levels. Instead The Welsh Government will work with Headteachers and others to determine a nationally consistent approach to teacher […]