Provisional November 2018 Exam Entries: GCSEs
Tens of thousands of sixth form pupils were forced to wait an extra year before resitting their English and maths GCSEs because of reforms to the qualifications, acording to this Ofqual report.
Improving support for Black Caribbean and Free School Meal-Eligible White Boys in London
This new research from LKMco and the Greater London Authority (GLA) looks at how support for white free school meal-eligible and black Caribbean boys across London can be improved. The research suggests teachers in London are biased against black Caribbean and white boys from poorer backgrounds.
Approaches To Assessment Without Levels In Schools
This DfE report explores ways teachers assess their pupils in primary and secondary schools following the removal of national curriculum levels.
A Question Of Degree
This report from UK Onward argues that up to a quarter of students in England are doing degrees that will not give them sufficient earnings to justify the cost of their loans. It also suggests tax breaks of up to 50p in every pound owed should be offered to graduates repaying loans.
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)
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)
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)