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The Education Hotel – Schools & Studying with Covid-19

We hope you all enjoyed the Bank Holiday. You all enjoyed the last one so let’s hear from The Education Hotel again but this time on SCHOOLS! The start of a new week (technically with the Bank Holiday) so we thought now would be a good time to share another...

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Private Candidate Grading Timeline

Private Candidate Grading Timeline

Today, 12th March 2021, Tutors & Exams have released their Private Candidate Grading Timeline. This comes ahead of the Department for Education (DfE), Ofqual and Awarding Organisation announcements due for early next week. As you are no doubt aware, the DfE and Ofqual released the outcomes of their consultation on...

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Advance Notice – Suspension of Entries

Given the unprecedented demand of applications for Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) and the lack of clarity at this late stage from stakeholders (DfE, Ofqual and Awarding Organisations) regarding the process for grading private candidates, we are suspending entry applications from 23:59, Thursday 1st April 2021. This will allow us...

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Cambridge Assessment – Summer 2021

Cambridge Assessment International Education have released information, 25th February 2021, on Summer 2021 grading. The main details include information surrounding the evidence required for schools.   “To assess this grade, schools should identify a portfolio of three substantial pieces of work from each student in every syllabus.”   We are working closely with CAIE to establish what “substantial” means and how we can...

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Grading for Summer 2021 Exams

Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Grading for Summer 2021  Following the latest announcement from Ofqual earlier today, we have summarised the grading for Summer 2021 plans. Please note this does not apply to Cambridge Assessment International Education at this time.   Partner Candidates  All candidates who are learning through one of our partners or approved tutors featured on our website, your learning provider has been contacted, advised of the requirements...

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Cambridge Assessment International Education Exams 2021

Today, 19th February 2021, we have received notification that Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) Exams 2021 (May/June Series) have been cancelled in the UK. CAIE have said: “For schools in the United Kingdom, this means that exams for Cambridge IGCSE, O Level, and International AS & A Level will no...

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Summer 2021 Exams Updates

What another extraordinary week for Summer 2021 Exams Updates! We have seen the cancellation of Pearson Edexcel International Qualifications across the world in addition to Cambridge Assessment International Education stating that they are looking at alternative arrangements to exams in the UK. Are there anymore Summer 2021 Exams Updates? Yes there is. Ofqual...

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Cambridge Assessment International Education iGCSE – Summer 2021

It probably comes as no surprise that Cambridge iGCSE and International A Levels are looking into alternatives to exams for Summer 2021 in the UK. Information for schools about Coronavirus (Covid-19) (cambridgeinternational.org) Please remember that Cambridge Assessment International Education iGCSE and iA Level exams are not regulated by Ofqual. What does the...

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Pearson International GCSE – Summer 2021

It probably comes as no surprise that Pearson International GCSE and International A Levels have been cancelled for Summer 2021. Pearson Edexcel have made the announcement this afternoon 3rd February 2021 What does Pearson International GCSE – Summer 2021 exams being cancelled mean for me? As it stands, we have no other information...

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Education Hotel Guest Blog – The Hunger Games!

It’s Monday. Let’s hear from The Education Hotel! The start of a new week so we thought now would be a good time to share a guest blog from the team at The Education Hotel! This article was written by their English & Study Support tutor, Emily Smith.  The Education Hotel’s Ideas for...

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