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On-screen assessments – are they the future?

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A major on-screen assessments trial has recently been announced by AQA. Does this signify the realisation of the potential of online examinations and why is this?

Online learning and assessments have become increasingly popular since the pandemic and it has encouraged institutions to look at alternative ways of assessing learners.

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Top 5 Tips For Invigilating Exams

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As exam season is fast approaching and students are preparing themselves, it’s also important that staff make the necessary preparations so they can invigilate properly. We’ve rounded up 5 of the best tips to make sure everything runs smoothly.

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Could next year’s GCSE exams be delayed?

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The Government is considering delaying the 2021 GCSE exams in England due to concerns of lost learning caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Department for Education is in discussions with Ofqual about moving exams back to give pupils more time to study for their GCSEs and A-levels.

Education experts have reported that the pandemic could set some students back as far as 12 months in their education, prompting pressure on schools to help get students caught up.

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Benefits of invigilating

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Invigilating personnel are a critical asset to exams to ensure the credibility of the assessment.

An invigilator conducts the examination process to ensure it is fair and so that cheat cannot take place.

What are the benefits of invigilating? This blog post explains.

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Coronavirus in schools: will summer exams go ahead?

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The coronavirus in schools has already forced 17 temporary closures in the UK. Across Italy, Japan and China, all schools are closed until further notice. Yesterday, Spain announced that schools in Madrid will close for two weeks.

You can follow updates on how coronavirus is affecting schools on our live blog here.

Though schools are remaining open in the UK in the short-term, there has been rumours of nation closures likely should the Government move to a delay stage of tackling the outbreak. But what could the crisis mean for the summer exam period? This blog post explains.

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Are digital exams about to replace pen and paper exams?

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The education sector should be making plans for digital exams to replace pen and paper assessments by 2025, according to an independent report.

The report suggests the UK is falling behind other countries in Europe, with many close to using 100% digital exams in education.

Some educational establishments are leading the way for digital assessment in the UK. But is this goal achievable? This blog post explains.

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How to prepare your students for exams

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Teachers are constantly aware of exams, whether they’re approaching at speed or looming on the horizon.

Preparing students for sitting those exams is a key element of any teacher’s responsibility that includes more than simply delivering the knowledge they need to pass.

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Is there a gender or regional bias in exam marking?

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Exam marking reliability is an issue that crops up regularly as analysts try to decipher the intricacies of exam results and what they mean for attainment and exam difficulty.

This has been complicated in recent years by the alterations to the GCSE system that have altered the way league tables are compiled and therefore make it harder for comparisons to be made.

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On-screen assessments – are they the future?

Reading time: 3 minutes

A major on-screen assessments trial has recently been announced by AQA. Does this signify the realisation of the potential of online examinations and why is this?

Online learning and assessments have become increasingly popular since the pandemic and it has encouraged institutions to look at alternative ways of assessing learners.

Read More

Top 5 Tips For Invigilating Exams

Reading time: 3 minutes

As exam season is fast approaching and students are preparing themselves, it’s also important that staff make the necessary preparations so they can invigilate properly. We’ve rounded up 5 of the best tips to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Read More

Could next year’s GCSE exams be delayed?

Reading time: 2 minutes

The Government is considering delaying the 2021 GCSE exams in England due to concerns of lost learning caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Department for Education is in discussions with Ofqual about moving exams back to give pupils more time to study for their GCSEs and A-levels.

Education experts have reported that the pandemic could set some students back as far as 12 months in their education, prompting pressure on schools to help get students caught up.

Read More

Benefits of invigilating

Reading time: < 1 minute

Invigilating personnel are a critical asset to exams to ensure the credibility of the assessment.

An invigilator conducts the examination process to ensure it is fair and so that cheat cannot take place.

What are the benefits of invigilating? This blog post explains.

Read More

Coronavirus in schools: will summer exams go ahead?

Reading time: 3 minutes

The coronavirus in schools has already forced 17 temporary closures in the UK. Across Italy, Japan and China, all schools are closed until further notice. Yesterday, Spain announced that schools in Madrid will close for two weeks.

You can follow updates on how coronavirus is affecting schools on our live blog here.

Though schools are remaining open in the UK in the short-term, there has been rumours of nation closures likely should the Government move to a delay stage of tackling the outbreak. But what could the crisis mean for the summer exam period? This blog post explains.

Read More

Are digital exams about to replace pen and paper exams?

Reading time: 3 minutes

The education sector should be making plans for digital exams to replace pen and paper assessments by 2025, according to an independent report.

The report suggests the UK is falling behind other countries in Europe, with many close to using 100% digital exams in education.

Some educational establishments are leading the way for digital assessment in the UK. But is this goal achievable? This blog post explains.

Read More

How to prepare your students for exams

Reading time: 2 minutes

Teachers are constantly aware of exams, whether they’re approaching at speed or looming on the horizon.

Preparing students for sitting those exams is a key element of any teacher’s responsibility that includes more than simply delivering the knowledge they need to pass.

Read More
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