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A National Baccalaureate for England | AQA

A National Baccalaureate for England | AQA | RM Results | Scoop.it
Together with a group of colleagues across the education sector, I am currently involved in the process of building a broad alliance of organisations and individuals to establish a system-led National Baccalaureate for England.


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Tom Sherrington from Highbury Grove School in Islington writes an essay on the English Baccalaureate for AQA.

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China to send exam cheats to jail | The Times of India

China to send exam cheats to jail | The Times of India | RM Results | Scoop.it
China is working on a new law which stipulates a jail sentence for those who copy in university entrance examination or use proxy examinees to sit in the tests on their behalf.

 

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The Times of India is reporting on proposed changes to Chinese law which will state that students caught cheating in the university entrance exams could be criminally charged. Experts in China feel that this change would help 'promote integrity and protect fair competition'.

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Parents get just as stressed as kids when it comes to exams | The Voice

Parents get just as stressed as kids when it comes to exams | The Voice | RM Results | Scoop.it

Exam time is one of the most stressful times of year, particularly with the weight of expectation that falls on children’s shoulders.


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The Voice reports on a recent survey completed by career specialists How2Become which revealed almost a quarter of parents become as stressed as their children during the examination period.

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How People Around the World Take Exams | The Atlantic

How People Around the World Take Exams | The Atlantic | RM Results | Scoop.it

Examinations, tests, assessments whatever the nomenclature, it’s hard to imagine schooling without them. Testing is the most popular method of quantifying individuals’ knowledge, often with the intention of objectively measuring aptitude and ability.

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The Atlantic shares some great images from students taking exams all over the world, from China to the UK.

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British school gets SIRI-ous on smartwatches as it BANS all wearable tech in exams | Express

British school gets SIRI-ous on smartwatches as it BANS all wearable tech in exams | Express | RM Results | Scoop.it

TEACHERS rule you cannot ask Siri for the answer.

 

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The Express reports on a British school that has pre-emptively banned all wearable technology from the exam hall this summer.

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Is memory needed in a digital age? | BBC News

Is memory needed in a digital age? | BBC News | RM Results | Scoop.it
We all rely on electronic devices to remember factual information for us, so should students be allowed to use search engines in exams?


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The BBC takes another look at the suggestion that internet access should be allowed in high-stakes exams and what effect this new way of learning might have on the physical structure of the brain.

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Students ticked off by ban on watches in exams | The Guardian

Students ticked off by ban on watches in exams | The Guardian | RM Results | Scoop.it
As exam season gets underway, universities have come up with a new item to confiscate


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The Guardian reports on the growing concern that smart watches may allow students access to forbidden materials during exams this summer.

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Google 'should be allowed in examinations' | BBC News

Google 'should be allowed in examinations' | BBC News | RM Results | Scoop.it
Internet search engines such as Google should be allowed in public examinations, an exam board chief says.

 

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The head of exam board OCR Mark Dawe has stated that he would support the use of the internet during public examinations.

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Last minute revision tips for GCSE maths | The Telegraph

Last minute revision tips for GCSE maths | The Telegraph | RM Results | Scoop.it
As GCSE exam season approaches, Ella Simpson offers her simple advice on how to tackle last minute maths revision and memorising formulas

 

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The Telegraph provides a few helpful last-minute GCSE maths revision tips for worried students.

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What’s Different About This Year’s National Exams in Indonesia? | The Wall Street Journal

What’s Different About This Year’s National Exams in Indonesia? | The Wall Street Journal | RM Results | Scoop.it
The new Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Anies Baswedan has gone about shaking up the country’s examination system to put less emphasis on testing, reduce the pressure on students and teachers and curb rampant cheating.


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The Wall Street Journal takes look at the recent shake up of Indonesia's national exam system which is aiming to reduce cheating and corruption in the country. 

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Education ministry to roll out new system of national exams | The Jakarta Post

With only four days left before the national exam for high school and vocational school students nationwide, the Culture and Elementary and Secondary Education Ministry is confident that all preparations will be finished by Monday. 


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The Jakarta Post details the measures that the Indonesian Ministry of Education are taking to reduce cheating in National exams including the introduction of a computer-based exam.

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A-level revision: surviving the pressure | The Telegraph

A-level revision: surviving the pressure | The Telegraph | RM Results | Scoop.it
As students nationwide start preparing for their A-levels, Florence Cook reflects on revising for her exams two years ago and offers her advice to current students

 

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The Telegraph has posted a guest blog from Florence Cook on how to beat revision stress when revising for A levels.

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GCSEs and A-level subjects culled by Ofqual | BBC

GCSEs and A-level subjects culled by Ofqual | BBC | RM Results | Scoop.it
Ofqual sets out the range of A-levels and GCSEs that will no longer be taught amid moves to toughen examinations in England.

 

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The BBC outlines the GCSE and A-level subjects that have been discontinued. Controversially for some, media studies has survived.

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Vocational qualifications increasingly valued by employers, survey finds | TES

Vocational qualifications increasingly valued by employers, survey finds | TES | RM Results | Scoop.it

More than a third of employers value vocational and academic qualifications equally, according to a new report to be published next month.

 

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The TES reports on a study due to be released soon which reveals that employers are increasingly coming to value vocational qualifications as highly as academic qualifications.

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Grandad Goes Back To School At 91 - And Passes All His Exams | Yahoo News

Grandad Goes Back To School At 91 - And Passes All His Exams | Yahoo News | RM Results | Scoop.it
After missing out on an education when he was a boy, a grandad has now passed his exams with flying colours - at the age of 91

 

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An article from Yahoo News proving that it's not just the world's young people who are dealing with exams at this time of year.

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Helicopters, Scanners No Match for Egypt's Exam Cheats | US News

Helicopters, Scanners No Match for Egypt's Exam Cheats | US News | RM Results | Scoop.it
With students becoming more defiant and social media savvy, the leaking of exam questions is becoming increasingly difficult to curb

 

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US News provides a shocking insight into the sophisticated world of exam cheating in Egypt.

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Season of stress as exams loom | Express & Star

Season of stress as exams loom | Express & Star | RM Results | Scoop.it

School days are supposed to be the best days of your life, but for thousands of pupils in the West Midlands at the moment, the very thought of sitting those all-important GCSEs and A Levels is making them worried sick.

 

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The Express & Star reports on a high number of students feeling the pressure from exams with record numbers calling into the Charity ChildLine for advice.

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Asia tops biggest global school rankings | BBC News

Asia tops biggest global school rankings | BBC News | RM Results | Scoop.it
A global school league table based on science and maths tests puts five Asian countries at the top, with the UK in 20th and the US in 28th.

 

 

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The BBC reports on the recent international school rankings in Maths and Science, based on international surveys such as PISA and TIMSS.

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Ministry claims CBT exams a success | Jakarta Post

Ministry claims CBT exams a success | Jakarta Post | RM Results | Scoop.it
The Culture and Elementary and Secondary Education Ministry has claimed that the computer-based version of the national exam (CBT) that was introduced to junior high school and high school students this year was a success despite the technical glitches.

 

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Computer based exams that have been taken by students in Indonesia have been declared a success by the Culture and Elementary and Secondary Education Ministry. From the data gathered, 99% of schools approved the use of computers during exams.

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'Fidgety children risk bad grades at GCSEs,' research shows | The Telegraph

'Fidgety children risk bad grades at GCSEs,' research shows | The Telegraph | RM Results | Scoop.it
Children as young as seven who fidget and don’t pay attention in class do worse in their GCSEs


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The Telegraph reports on research that claims there is a correlation between children who fidget and later academic achievement. The study also took factors such as IQ, social class and parents' education into account.

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Exam cheat jailed for hacking into university computer system | The Telegraph

Exam cheat jailed for hacking into university computer system | The Telegraph | RM Results | Scoop.it
Court hears University of Birmingham student Imran Uddin, 25, used a keyboard spying device to steal staff passwords and then upped five exam marks

 

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The Telegraph comments on a severe case of cheating in exams by a student at the University of Birmingham.

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Last minute revision tips for GCSE science | The Telegraph

Last minute revision tips for GCSE science | The Telegraph | RM Results | Scoop.it
As GCSE exam season approaches, Riana Minocher offers her simple advice on how to tackle last minute science revision and on cracking the question code

 

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Some handy GCSE science revision tips from Riana Minocher of Tavistock Tutors.

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French exams kick out les cliches | BBC

French exams kick out les cliches | BBC | RM Results | Scoop.it
An exam board wants French exams to ditch dated vocabulary and talk about tattoos and festivals rather than trips to the seaside.

 

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The BBC reports on the call by exam board OCR to make GCSEs in modern languages more relevant to today's students. The change would update the vocabulary taught to include topics such as tattoos and festivals.

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German student makes FoI request to see test papers before exams | The Guardian

German student makes FoI request to see test papers before exams | The Guardian | RM Results | Scoop.it

A German schoolboy has taken exam preparation to ingenious new levels by making a freedom of information request to see the questions in his forthcoming Abitur tests, the equivalent of A-levels in the UK.


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The Guardian reports on a request made by a German schoolboy to see the contents of his Abitur tests in North Rhine-Westphalia. 

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Irish universities to upgrade points value of A-levels | BBC

Irish universities to upgrade points value of A-levels | BBC | RM Results | Scoop.it
Students from the United Kingdom should soon find it easier to gain entry to Republic of Ireland universities due to change in the admission points system.

 

http://bbc.in/1HX3meF 

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The value attributed to A-levels will be increased in the Republic of Ireland. This means soon the UK's students will find it much easier to get any of the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland.

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