GCSE and A-level results changed for 43,500 on appeal – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2014 in appeals, education, examinations, news by sally

‘More than 43,000 exam grades from this summer have been changed after schools challenged the results, up by 15%.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2014

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Ofqual: teachers must come clean on dodgy exam tactics – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 6th, 2014 in examinations, news, teachers by sally

‘Ofqual, the qualifications watchdog, says it may introduce new rules to prevent teachers using dubious tactics such as rehearsing test answers to inflate pupils’ GCSE results.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th June 2014

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Trainee barrister accused boyfriend of rape to get out of sitting legal exams – Daily Telegraph

‘Rhiannon Brooker, a trainee lawyer, faces jail after being found guilty of make up allegations of rape and assault against her boyfriend.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th June 2014

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Landmark legal case to rule whether GP exam ‘discriminates’ against Asian and black doctors – The Independent

‘Hundreds of black and Asian doctors have had promising careers “halted” because of racial discrimination in the way GPs are examined, a leading doctor has claimed, before a landmark High Court hearing in which two pillars of the medical establishment will be accused of breaching equality laws.’

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The Independent, 6th April 2014

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Evolution exam questions cannot be blocked, says Ofqual – BBC News

Posted April 2nd, 2014 in education, examinations, news, school children by sally

‘Schools will not be allowed to screen out exam questions which contradict their religious ethos, says England’s exams watchdog.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2014

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Driving test candidates must sit exam in English or Welsh – BBC News

Posted October 14th, 2013 in conspiracy, consultations, driving licences, examinations, fraud, interpreters, news by sally

“All driving test candidates will have to sit the written theory exam in either English or Welsh after a ban on foreign languages by the UK government.”

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BBC News, 11th October 2013

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General Medical Council to test EU doctors’ proficiency in English – The Guardian

Posted September 9th, 2013 in doctors, EC law, examinations, licensing, news by tracey

“Medical regulators are to be given new powers to prevent European doctors treating patients in Britain before they have proved their ability to speak English as a four-year battle to ensure tougher language checks on all overseas medics enters its final stages.”

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The Guardian, 7th September 2013

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Headteacher under investigation by DfE over cronyism claims – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 9th, 2013 in education, employment, examinations, inquiries, news, teachers by tracey

“A headteacher is under investigation following allegations of cheating at exams,
nepotism and cronyism at the primary school she runs.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th May 2013

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Essay writing service’s ad banned for implying ‘guaranteed’ grade – The Guardian

Posted May 8th, 2013 in advertising, complaints, examinations, guarantees, news, universities by sally

“An advert for an essay writing service has been banned for implying that students had a moneyback guarantee that they would get the grade they wanted.”

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The Guardian, 8th May 2013

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Regina (Lewisham London Borough Council and others) v Assessment and Qualifications Alliance and others – WLR Daily

Posted February 21st, 2013 in education, examinations, judicial review, law reports by sally

Regina (Lewisham London Borough Council and others) v Assessment and Qualifications Alliance and others [2013] EWHC 211 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 62

The court’s role in deciding a question of fundamental unfairness on a judicial review claim was supervisory. Only where a reasonable body could not fairly have acted as the defendants had did their conduct trespass into the area of conspicuous unfairness amounting to abuse of power.

WLR Daily, 13th February 2013

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GCSE judicial review dismissed – Education Law Blog

Posted February 14th, 2013 in examinations, judicial review, news by sally

“The Divisional Court has dismissed the claims for judicial review of the award of GCSE English qualifications in summer 2012.”

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Education Law Blog, 13th February 2013

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GCSE English students lose court battle – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2013 in education, examinations, judicial review, news by sally

“Hopes that tens of thousands of GCSE English students might have their grades raised have been dashed after the high court ruled that measures exam authorities took last summer to combat grade inflation were lawful.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2013

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GCSE grading row: Result of court case due – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2013 in education, examinations, judicial review, news by sally

“Thousands of teenagers are awaiting a ruling from the High Court on Wednesday over the grading of GCSE English exams sat in June last year.”

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BBC News, 13th February 2013

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GCSE grading row reaches high court – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2012 in education, examinations, judicial review, news by sally

“Thousands of students could see their GCSE English grades increased retrospectively through a high court case beginning on Tuesday in which an alliance of schools, councils and pupils will argue that exam boards and the government’s qualifications watchdog acted illegally in changing grade boundaries midway through the 2012 exams season.”

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The Guardian, 11th December 2012

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Gove challenged over exam changes by watchdog Ofqual – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2012 in education, examinations, news by sally

“England’s exams regulator Ofqual has told the Education Secretary Michael Gove it has concerns over some of the changes he is bringing in to England’s exams system.”

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BBC News, 5th December 2012

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Watchdog Ofqual queries text book links to exam boards – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2012 in conflict of interest, education, examinations, news, publishing by sally

“The publication or endorsement of text books by exam boards has been questioned by England’s exams watchdog Ofqual.”

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BBC News, 7th November 2012

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GCSE results row: high court to hear schools’ appeal for judicial review – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2012 in education, examinations, judicial review, news by sally

“A high court judge has ordered an urgent hearing of a legal challenge over the summer’s GCSE English controversy mounted by an alliance of pupils, schools and councils.”

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The Guardian, 6th November 2012

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English GCSE: Legal action launched by schools and councils – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2012 in examinations, judicial review, news by tracey

“A group of head teachers and councils has launched legal action against the exam regulator Ofqual and two exam boards over June’s English GCSE exam.”

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BBC News, 26th October 2012

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GCSE English marking faces high court challenge – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2012 in examinations, judicial review, news by sally

“The GCSE English fiasco that meant thousands of teenagers missed out on C grades this year faces a high court challenge, it was announced on Wednesday.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2012

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GCSE grading row: examiners face legal challenge – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 21st, 2012 in examinations, judicial review, news by tracey

“A group of around 150 schools, councils and education bodies have written to Ofqual, the qualifications watchdog, announcing their intention to seek a judicial review of the decision.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2012

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