Parents and pupils bombarded John Swinney with a barrage of criticism in the immediate aftermath of this year’s exam results landing on doorsteps.
Grading for next year’s GCSE and A-level exams could address the “lost education” students have suffered due to school closures amid the coronavirus pandemic, a minister has suggested.
Students who are sitting GCSE and A-level exams this autumn will be given the same generosity in their grades as in the summer, Ofqual has confirmed.
Going ahead with GCSE resits next month could pose “public health risks”, college leaders have said.
Most A-level and GCSE exams in England will be delayed by three weeks next year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said.
School leaders have voted to call on ministers to cancel Sats exams next year amid the pandemic.
Scottish Labour has demanded action on aspects of next year’s exam diet after National 5 testing was cancelled.
Sats exams and Ofsted inspections should be suspended this school year as they will do “more harm than good”, a report suggests.
‘A full exam diet is simply too big a risk to take’, education secretary John Swinney cancels 2021’s National 5 exams
National 5 exams will be cancelled in 2021 and replaced by grades based on alternative assessment and teacher judgment.
EXCLUSIVE: John Swinney accused of defending the indefensible after emergence of letter sent on eve of exam results
John Swinney extolled the virtues of this year’s controversial exam system to Scotland’s universities just hours before fury erupted over the downgrading of thousands of pupils' results.
Students due to take their GCSE and A-level exams next year should be prioritised for Covid-19 testing to reduce “ongoing disruption” to their learning, education unions have said.
Education Secretary John Swinney has claimed the Scottish Government is "pulling out all the stops" to reach a final decision on next year's school exams, amid growing uncertainty.
Parents have warned disruption to next year’s exams will harm children following reports that National 5 tests are to be dropped and Highers scaled back.
The Scottish Greens have called for next year’s school exams to be cancelled.
John Swinney on ‘ambition’ to hold exams next year, teacher staffing numbers and testing capacity for schools
Education Secretary John Swinney expects to make an announcement before the October break setting out the plans for school exams next year.
A-level and GCSE students could sit their exams in public buildings next summer if social distancing is required in local communities, the Education Secretary has suggested.
Education Secretary John Swinney has warned there is a “very real risk” that plans to hold exams could be disrupted again next year.
An exam board’s decision to make poetry compulsory for students taking GCSE English literature next summer has prompted anger among teachers.
The Government was warned that cancelling exams and opting for calculated grades for students amid the Covid-19 pandemic would be the “worst-case scenario”, the Ofqual chair has suggested.
Ofqual’s chairman is to be grilled by senior MPs amid uncertainty over whether exams will take place in England next summer and continued anger over the GCSE and A-levels fiasco.
Labour has called on Gavin Williamson to take responsibility for ensuring that “a summer of incompetence” over exams does not descend into an autumn of “disaster and dismay”.
Gavin Williamson is to explain to Parliament how the Government is mitigating risks to children’s futures as thousands of pupils return to classrooms in England and Wales.
Labour has called for next year’s A-level and GCSE exams in England to be pushed back in order to cope with the impact of the coronavirus crisis on pupils.
Nicola Sturgeon has insisted there is no need for “fresh leadership” in Scotland’s education system.
Boris Johnson was accused of ducking personal responsibility for the exams fiasco after sacking the senior official at the Department for Education and blaming the debacle on a “mutant algorithm”.
Boris Johnson faced a backlash after he sought to blame the A-level results fiasco on a “mutant algorithm” and effectively sacked the senior civil servant at the Department for Education.
Boris Johnson blamed a “mutant algorithm” for the A-level results fiasco as Education Secretary Gavin Williamson denied forcing Ofqual’s chief to carry the can for the debacle.
Government ministers have been told they still have questions to answer over this summer’s grading chaos, following the resignation of the Ofqual chief regulator in the wake of the A-level and GCSE results U-turn in England.
Ofqual chief regulator Sally Collier has quit in the wake of the A-level and GCSE results U-turn in England.
Boris Johnson has expressed his regret over the exam results chaos in England and admitted that in hindsight the Government “might have done some things differently”.