Dr Meadows said that all sorts of trials had taken place. The point is: why not this one, which would have allowed problems to be identified in advance?
Posts Tagged: Ofqual
John Bald: Ofqual needs a Chairman and Chief Regulator who know about education. If these can’t be found, we must start again.
We need to get rid of the idea that these grades are results. They are not, and cannot be relied on.
Starmer has been scathing about Williamson’s U-turn. But what right does he have to criticise?
The Education Secretary must lead school openings in less than a month. Which is why his Department needs new leadership now.
Johnson will almost certainly decide to tough it out. But he will have a big problem if school returns prove tricky.
Phil Taylor: When 88 per cent of students got their first choice university place on results day, was a U-turn really necessary?
Ofqual came up with a technical solution to a complex problem, and yet it was not able to convince the rest of the education sector to back its judgement.
He has seen the SNP hold out for a week before swallowing teachers’ impossibly rosy predicted grades in full – and clearly thinks he can do better.
We have worked with Ofqual to put in place the best possible system.
Alec Shelbrooke: Next year’s exam season should be postponed – to allow more catch-up time in schools
It would require the willingness of exam boards to adjust their timetables. But with the will to achieve this, it could be done.
John Bald: This year’s exam results are another milestone on the road to restoring rigour in education
At the local level, there is also good news in the successful reform of Great Yarmouth Charter Academy.
The introduction of a classical liberal education system that has knowledge and rigour at its core means a better future for the next generation.
I’m delighted to announce that the Pearson and AQA exam boards have agreed to continue providing the foreign languages they were offering.