logo-education
0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

Ofqual pressured to release GCSE research

13 November 2012

Today sees another instalment in the GCSE grade saga hit the headlines. With head teachers of schools feeling the pressure to get answers to help their affected GCSE pupils, a number of interested heads have urged Ofqual to release the findings from their report on this matter.

There are concerns that the research underpinning the report was conducted by third party consultants. Much of the criticism now being levelled relate to the apparent reliance on social media commentary within the report. It is argued that the findings have not been clearly and fully set out, and that consequently teachers are suspicious of what the findings actually revealed.

Confidentiality for schools interviewed is a key issue, but it would seem sensible to consider releasing the information with any confidential information redacted. This may help lessen the growing dissatisfaction with the exams regulator’s handling of this and show that they are trying to alleviate some of the pressures by being transparent and open.

related opinions

Government guidance on Covid-19 for Higher Education (HE) institutions

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on new measures to tackle Coronavirus, and with students about to start new terms, the government has updated its guidance to universities to make their buildings and campuses as safe as possible.

View blog

Government announces ten-year programme of school rebuilding

Ambitious funding plans, announced recently by the Prime Minister, have made clear that spending on school buildings is seen as a key element of efforts to stimulate the economy post-COVID.

View blog

Members of academy trusts have fiduciary duties

We are increasingly asked are there any limits on how members can exercise their powers.

View blog

Levelling Up – What now for education policy?

Following the Conservatives’ election victory in December the new government will be able to implement their election manifesto in full.

View blog

mailing list sign up



Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up