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Access arrangements for exams: an overview
Is 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.
Appeals and reviews of exam results
Understand the process for requesting a review of results and how you can appeal against a decision made by an awarding body.
Changes to A-levels and post-16 provision
What 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.
GCSE results day: what you need to do
We've got you covered this results day and beyond, with a downloadable factsheet to support pupils with their next steps and advice on what you should do on the day.
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Assessment approaches: PE
Read 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: secondary
How 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 3
Find 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: secondary
Looking 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 4
How 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 targets
Setting 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.
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