Tag Archives: A Levels

GCSE exam paper withdrawn as examiners tip off teachers

As published by Guardian.co.uk Examiners shared “inappropriate” information about a GCSE paper due to be taken by pupils in January, the exams regulator has warned. Ofqual says an information and communications technology (ICT) paper set by the WJEC exam board … Continue reading

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Apprenticeships just as important as degrees

As reported at guardian.co.uk earlier today… Parents should be as proud of their children for securing a top apprenticeship as for winning a place at university, Labour’s new shadow education secretary, Stephen Twigg, has said. In his first speech in … Continue reading

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Fines for exam board errors proposed

Last friday (7th Ocober), guardian.com printed a story stating that exam boards are facing fines from the government’s qualifications regulator after a string of errors in this summer’s GCSE and A-levels. Ministers will tomorrow propose an immediate change to the … Continue reading

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Student bank accounts…think carefully!

With thousands of students waiting patiently (or not) for Thursday’s A Level results, many may already be considering exactly how they will make ends meet if they’re looking to attend University in September. It’s a well known fact that many … Continue reading

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The Latest University Clearing News

This week sees the release of those all important A level results. On Thursday the 18th of August thousands of students will find out if they’ve secured the grades they need for their chosen University or whether they need to … Continue reading

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Interactive tests planned for GCSE and A’ Level qualifications

Reported in the Guardian last night, Britain’s biggest exam board the AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) is planning trials of an interactive test that will generate harder or softer questions depending on how a candidate performs. The examination board reports … Continue reading

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Oxbridge divide uncovered through university admissions study

The Guardian has reported that four schools and one sixth-form college have sent more pupils to Oxford and Cambridge between them over three years than 2,000 schools and colleges across the UK. This information is based on the outcome of … Continue reading

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UK students heading to the US

The Guardian reported on Wednesday that America’s Ivy League colleges are experiencing an influx of British students. This increase appears to be a direct response to fears that UK universities are “creaking at the limits” as cuts are made and … Continue reading

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Concerns rise over exam question errors

At Words Worth Reading Ltd, earlier this week we reported (via our news blog) concerns about an inaccurately set maths AS-Level question that was work 11% of the total examination paper. However Ofqual, the examination board watchdog, has now admitted … Continue reading

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A Level students seek mental health support

The Guardian released a news story on Friday that looked at the number of A Level students who are currently seeking medical or psychological help to cope with exam stress this year. It appears that the number of students seeking … Continue reading

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