Access arrangements for exams: an overviewIs there guidance on access arrangements for exams? In this article, we link to guidance from the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), which gives detailed information on access arrangements. We also look at policies from schools on access arrangements.
Changes to A-levels and post-16 provisionWhat are the changes to A-levels and post-16 provision? We outline the changes and timelines for AS-levels and A-levels. We also link to guidelines on post-16 take-up of maths and English and the introduction of 'core maths' qualifications.
Results days: what you need to doUpdatedFind out how to handle results days this year, including for students taking GCSEs, A-levels, BTECs and other qualifications, and what we know about autumn exams.
Assessment approaches: PERead advice on assessing pupils in PE from the Association for Physical Education. See examples of PE assessment grids from primary and secondary schools.
Moderating teacher assessment: secondaryHow can we moderate internal teacher assessments at secondary level? We relay guidance from two of our experts on moderating teachers' judgements within and across departments. We also look at the role of teachers, heads of department and senior leaders in moderation.
Progression grids: Key Stage 3Find out what good progress looks like in your subject. See examples of KS3 progression grids from a range of schools to help you develop your own. You'll also find links to grids published by subject associations.
Quality assuring assessments: secondaryLooking to evaluate the quality of your school’s assessments? Two of our associate education experts suggest what you should consider and ways to do this. You can also find a KeyDoc with questions to use when analysing the effectiveness of your school’s assessments with your subject leaders.
Setting aspirational targets in Key Stage 4How can we set aspirational targets in Key Stage (KS) 4? In this article, we relay advice from one of associate education experts on setting aspirational targets and using them to report progress to parents. You will also find examples of how schools set aspirational targets in KS4.
Setting year 11 targetsSetting year 11 targets has become tricky due to GCSE reforms and the removal of levels. Four of our experts explain how you can set targets by establishing baselines and using KS2 and KS4 data. You can also see how a school has approached target setting.