Ofqual consulting on 2022 assessments

The Department for Education and Ofqual invites your views on proposed adaptations to the assessment of GCSEs and GCE AS and A levels for students in England taking exams in summer 2022. These proposals are made in the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,...

Ofqual wants your views on TAGs

This week Ofqual launched two surveys: TAG Teacher SurveyTAG Student Survey  Now that Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) have been submitted to exam boards and awarding organisations, Ofqual is surveying students and staff in schools, colleges and training providers to...

Announcing the winners of our essay competition

We are delighted to announce the winners of the ISRSA Theology, Philosophy and Religions Essay Competition. The full list can be found here. Almost all the essays submitted this year for the Theology, Philosophy and Religions essay prize were of an extremely high...

Ofqual news: 2022 assessments and consultation on the EPRS

Ofqual has decided to carry forward some of the changes to non-exam assessment and fieldwork agreed for 2021 for students entering qualifications in summer 2022. This was strongly supported in their consultation on the issue, the outcomes of which have now been...

Ofqual research on bias in teacher assessments

Ofqual has recently published the following documents: A blog on bias in teacher assessment results. The blog contains a link to literature review on systematic divergence between teacher and test-based assessment. While the review reaches several...

Theology, Philosophy and Religion Essay Competition

This summer term sees the return of our essay competition. We invite entries from pupils in year 7 and in years 8 and 9. This year we are very grateful to ISEB and Academy Conferences who have generously sponsored the prizes. Read more and register your interest...

ISRSA response to Ofqual consultation

Thank you to all who responded to the consultation. I was delighted to be able to share what can only be described as a very impressive set of ideas from a brilliant group of professionals! THANKS for all the care and thought that you put into this. The pressurised...

REC News

The REC has produced free resources and is holding a webinar to explain the view that religion is a subset of many worldviews Exploring Worldviews – Discussion Papers | The Religious Education Council of England and Wales Session 1: What’s all the fuss...