Author Archives: Andrew Lifford

Coronavirus: exams and assessment

The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed it will use teacher assessments to provide calculated grades for pupils this year. The aim is to provide grades to students before the end of July. They will be “indistinguishable from those provided in other years”, and pupils will have a chance to resit an exam if they don’t think the grade is fair.

Coronavirus guidance for teachers

The Department for Education (DfE) explains that all schools, colleges and other education settings will be closed from Friday 20th March, except for children of key workers and vulnerable children. This year’s summer exam series and SATs tests will also not go ahead, with ministers pledging to work with the exams regulator “to ensure children get the qualifications that they need”.