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How will my grades be calculated? How will you make them fair? Exams and assessments regulator Ofqual on how GCSEs, AS and A levels will be graded this summer

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Students won’t be sitting exams this year because that wouldn’t be fair after all the disruption they’ve experienced since the start of the pandemic. Instead, GCSE, A and AS level students will get grades based on their teachers’ assessments of …

What you need to know about grades in 2021

GCSE, AS and A level exams will not be going ahead as planned this summer. Today, we have announced that students will receive grades determined by teachers, with pupils only assessed on what they have been taught and not what they …

Women in STEM Week 2021: How we’re empowering the next generation

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Throughout history, women have always played a crucial role within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Though at times these contributions have been overlooked, or even forgotten, and Women in STEM week serves to celebrate the work of these pioneering …

School closures, remote learning, critical workers, nurseries and more: your lockdown education questions answered

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This week the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown to help combat the spread of Covid-19. This is a guide to what it means for schools, colleges, early years settings and more.

Delayed return to school and contingency framework: Your questions answered

On 30 January, the Government responded to rapidly rising case rates due to the new, more transmissible variant of coronavirus by triggering the education contingency framework and pushing back the staggered return for secondary schools and colleges by one week. …

How the National Tutoring Programme can help students

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Covid-19 has caused unprecedented disruption in education and during the last nine months, teachers, staff, parents, and students have worked tirelessly to limit any lasting damage. As part of the Government’s £1 billion Covid Catch Up Plan, we have introduced …

How we’re supporting schools in the run up to Christmas and 2021 exams

This week the Prime Minister reiterated the importance of children being in school and restated his commitment to ensuring learning continues in classrooms across the country.