Tag Archives: covid-19

Ep3: Hitting the ground running or easing in gently.

In this Study Sessions podcast episode Nathan is talking to Barnaby Lenon – and Iain Kilpatrick. We look at about how best to approach the year that will have to end in a ‘grade’ for yr 11 and yr 13 pupils. We’re following 6 very different students as they work towards their GCSEs in summer […]

Will GCSE and A Level exams happen in 2021?

As if the year ahead won’t be trying enough for students, now MPs and the Media are weighing in on whether exams will actually take place. Today Labour shadow education MP, Kate Green, has announced Labour’s position that GCSE and A-level exams should be pushed back. They are arguing that the exams could take place […]

How best to support your teen in the face of unexpected GCSE results.

News is in, the 2020 GCSE and A level students’ grades will be the higher of the teacher estimates or the Ofqual prediction. But does this mean that everything is now ok? Probably not for everyone. Waiting for your results is always a nail-biting experience. You might have worked hard and hoping for top grades. […]

What happens if I don’t agree with my 2020 grade?

With GCSE and A Level exams in the UK cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students wait anxiously for some remote regulatory body to determine their grades. An understandably nervous wait for all. Many students will have told themselves that they would wait for the Easter break to get started properly with their GCSE revision. […]

Ofqual confirms changes to GCSE exams in 2021.

Following the consultation paper in July, Ofqual (the body responsible for regulating exams in England) has now announced what changes are being rolled out for students taking their exams next year. We’re summarising the changes to English Literature here. SPOILER: It’s not just ‘Poetry is being dropped’. We’re summarising the changes to English Literature here. […]