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New draft Handbook on Religion and Worldviews in the Classroom

The Religious Education Council have published a draft Handbook on Relgious Education and Worldviews in the Classroom. It's aim is to "support syllabus writers and curriculum developers on translating the REC’s vision of an excellent education for all in Religion and...

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Your views requested by Ofqual

Last week Ofqual published two surveys to seek feedback from students, teachers, tutors, and home-educators on some of the adaptations to exam arrangements in summer 2022. They are interested in views about how these adaptations are working in practice from those who...

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Our conference reviewed

Ticket scanned, goody bag collected, name badge found I entered the largest most prestigious lecture theatre at University of Oxford in the Andrew Wiles building. Comfy seats! Tiered seating – no chance the person in front will obscure my view, ergonomically designed...

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ISRSA Annual conference

Our annual conference is back! It will be held on Tuesday 22nd March at the Oxford Mathematical Institute. The event brings together RS and Philosophy teachers with stakeholders and colleagues from leading Universities to start a national debate about The Future of...

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Advance information about 2022 exams

Exam boards were required to publish advance information about this year's GCSEs and A Levels to help teachers and students prepare. This information is now available, with subject by subject guidance available here. Advance information by subject In addition, Ofqual...

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News from Ofqual

This week sees two important pieces of news from Ofqual. The first is the publication of the results of the National Reference Test 2021. This allows the performance of 16 year-olds in maths and English language to be benchmarked against previous years. You can read...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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