GCSE

What to do when a student writes nothing in their exam

We all know how important exams are, so what do you do in this situation? If a student hands in a blank page during a mock exam, here are some tips for giving support. After all the hard work, all the practice, you see that a student has simply written nothing....

6 ways to keep students revising in run-up to Christmas

As we approach the festive period, not many people’s first thoughts are of revision and study, but many students will be sitting exams when they return in January. It's not always the easiest thing to do around Christmas!We took these 6 top tips from an article on that you may find...

Ofqual Announcement: 11th November 2021

Ofqual have today published guidance for schools, colleges and other exam centres on contingency arrangements for students entering GCSEs, AS and A levels, the Advanced Extension Award and Project qualifications in summer 2022. This follows on from Ofqual’s consultation exercise, which closed on 13th October 2021.Jo Saxton, Ofqual’s new Chief...

Exam Timetables: Summer 2022

We are pleased to announce that Awarding Organisations have now released exam timetables for Summer 22. By doing so, candidates are now able to put arrangements into place to ensure they are available for examinations they have, or intend, to enter for.All Awarding Organisations examination timetables can be found on...

Exams: Covid grade inflation to be wound back over two years

BBC reported that GCSE and A-level grades in England will be returned to pre-Covid levels over the next two years, the government has announced.Next summer's grades will be wound back to a "mid-point" between 2019 and 2021, after two years of unusually high grade inflation.Ministers say exams will happen but...

Marcus Rashford – Social Media Usage Added to GCSE Curriculum

You may have seen our post on Facebook yesterday from Simple Politics that Marcus Rashford's social media usage will now form part of exam board AQA's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and follows the footballer's increasing profile and influence on a series of social issues during the pandemic. It comes after...

Record Breaking GCSE Results and Top Grades 2021

GCSE students have received another set of record grades, in the second year of Covid disruption due to exams in England.Top grades (7/As and above) rose to 28.9% from 26.2% last year, while grades 4/Cs and above - seen as passes - rose to 77.1% up from 76.3%.Girls moved...

Pearson Edexcel newly-accredited  GCSE English Language

Introducing Pearson Edexcel newly-accredited  GCSE (9–1) English Language 2.0 for first teaching in 2021, available in the Summer 2022 series.After listening to feedback from the English teaching community last year, Pearson Edexcel recognised that a ‘one-size fits all’ approach to English Language didn't equally suit the needs, interests and progression of all students.They consulted...

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