News

  • News Review 24 July 2018

    News Review 24 July 2018

    The Independent reports that the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB), the organisation which represents exam boards, has initiated legal action against the Department for Education over the introduction of the government’s controversial new T-Level qualifications.

    24 Jul 2018 2:19pm

  • News Review 9 July 2018

    News Review 9 July 2018

    The TES report that a change in guidance from the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) means students accessing special assistance in exams will now be able to have their access requirements rolled over from school to college.

    09 Jul 2018 10:13am

  • News Review 3 July 2018

    News Review 3 July 2018

    Schools Week report from The House of Commons where MPs question the Education Secretary Damian Hinds along with Children’s Minister Nadhim Zahawi, the Schools' Minister Nick Gibb, and the Skills' Minister Anne Milton.

    03 Jul 2018 9:32am

  • News Review 25 June 2018

    News Review 25 June 2018

    The TES reports concerns over Department for Education plans to award the new T level qualifications to a single awarding body.

    25 Jun 2018 3:35pm

  • News Review 17 June 2018

    News Review 17 June 2018

    The Guardian reports that, according to findings by the Ministry of Justice, less than 50% of teenagers who have committed knife possession offences attain five or more GCSEs with and A* to G grade.

    20 Jun 2018 11:47am

  • Trustee election nominations 2018

    Trustee election nominations 2018

    A number of CIEA Trustees are coming to the end of their term and we are seeking two new elected Trustees.

    18 Jun 2018 2:44pm

  • News Review 11 June 2018

    News Review 11 June 2018

    The BBC reports that amidst chaos on rail lines across the country caused by timetable changes, rail firm Govia Thameslink has told its staff that taxis and buses will be provided to ensure pupils get to exams on time.

    12 Jun 2018 12:18pm

  • News Review 04 June 2018

    News Review 04 June 2018

    A major study carried out by academics at Harvard, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Georgia State University shows evidence that there is a significant link between hot weather and poorer exam results.

    05 Jun 2018 10:18am

  • News Review 21 May 2018

    News Review 21 May 2018

    The BBC report that in this year’s GCSE and A level exams, pupils are being asked to remove their watches amidst concerns of cheating.

    21 May 2018 11:49am

  • News Review 08 May 2018

    News Review 08 May 2018

    Ofqual is surveying examiners on their background following concerns raised over the lack of examiner experience, reports Schools Week.

    08 May 2018 3:45pm

  • News Review 30 April 2018

    News Review 30 April 2018

    Schools Week reports that schools commissioner Sir David Carter will retire from his role at the end of August 2018.

    01 May 2018 1:06pm

  • News Review 23 April 2018

    News Review 23 April 2018

    The Independent reports on a recent study by the Education Policy Institute (EPI). claiming that the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers is equivalent to one GCSE grade, raising suggestions that the exam reforms are not working.

    25 Apr 2018 11:09am

  • News Review 16 April 2018

    News Review 16 April 2018

    The Guardian reports on the controversial new baseline assessments for testing four year-olds revealed by the government this week.

    17 Apr 2018 2:28pm

  • News Review 09 April 2018

    News Review 09 April 2018

    TES reports that exams regulator Ofqual will carry out a programme of work to look into grade boundaries at GCSE and A level to ensure that grades reflect improvements in pupil performance.

    09 Apr 2018 11:08am

  • News Review 20 March 2018

    News Review 20 March 2018

    Andria Zafirakou, an arts and textiles teacher from Alperton Community School in Brent, north-west London, was presented with the fourth annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher $1 million prize on Sunday.

    20 Mar 2018 3:43pm

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