16 November 2020

A round-up of the latest education news.

Primary and Secondary news

GCSEs 2021: ‘Avoid’ teacher-assessed grades, DfE told. EPI report on next summer's GCSEs and A levels recommends grade inflation and benchmarking tests. Find out more information.

Covid: Exam cancellation prompts fears over teachers' workload. Find out more information.

GCSEs and A-levels 2021: Teachers may choose which exam papers their students take and which will be dropped. Find out more information.

DfE warning over early GCSE entries as research shows some pupils do worse. Find out more information.

GCSE and A level 2021 exams scrapped in Wales: GCSE, AS-level and A-level exams to be replaced by coursework and teacher assessments in a move backed by heads Find out more information.

Covid in Scotland: Cancelling Higher exams cannot be ruled out. Find out more information.

Exclusive: Invigilator shortage threat to 2021 GCSEs. New risk to next summer's GCSEs and A-levels emerges as heads warn fewer invigilators will be available owing to Covid fears. Find out more information.

Pupils in hard-hit regions face exams ‘Covid penalty’. Find out more information.

We cannot allow the pandemic to reverse a generation of progress in education. Find out more information.

Further Education news

100,000 college students still without suitable device for learning. Find out more information.

Colleges fear enrolment surge could see 20,000 sixth formers go ‘unfunded’. Find out more information.

Higher Education news

Wales promises ‘robust’ assessment after cancelling 2021 A levels. Find out more information.

Universities back post-qualification admissions but shoot down move to January start. Find out more information.

Ucas warns of 'devolution divide' from university admissions overhaul. Find out more information.

Fears 'economic hit squad' will use Covid crisis to kill off some UK universities. Find out more information.

Students: Places to be awarded using actual grades. Find out more information.