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GCSE and Higher results show worsening gap between richer and poorer pupils: pandemic assessment shows we should reconsider exams

November 16, 2023

The difference in average GCSE English and maths results between poorer and richer pupils – the so-called “attainment gap” – is the largest in England in over a decade, according to a recent government analysis. Reducing this gap is something politicians have struggled with for decades.

GCSEs: 'Difficult' modern languages putting pupils off

November 15, 2023

Modern languages are seen as difficult by pupils, which puts them off studying them for GCSE, according to teachers.

The CZ Ministry will once again support Ukrainian assistants and the language education of Ukrainians

November 14, 2023

The Ministry of Education wants to continue supporting Ukrainian teaching assistants and the language education of Ukrainians in order to ensure their successful integration. The support was also approved for the period from the beginning of the new school year to the end of the calendar year, almost 116 million crowns will go to assistants for this period, over 12 million crowns to language education in the field of university studies.

Applications for secondary schools will be allowed to be submitted three times, the CZ government supported

November 13, 2023

Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS) announced at a press conference on Wednesday that the government has supported changes in applications to secondary schools. Students would now have the opportunity to submit three applications instead of two, and also electronically. The proposal was submitted by MPs across the political spectrum.

New microcredential courses to support in-demand jobs in Australia

November 10, 2023

The Albanese Government will support the design and delivery of up to 28 microcredential courses from 18 universities to help meet skills needs in priority industries. The 28 courses were selected from more than 90 applications to the first round of the Government’s Microcredentials Pilot in Higher Education program.

BGCSE examinations suspension lifted

November 09, 2023

The 2023 BGCSE examinations that were recently postponed for two weeks will now resume.

NECO releases 2023 SSCE results

November 06, 2023

The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Tuesday released the results of the 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). Speaking at a press conference in Minna, the Niger State capital, NECO Registrar Dantani Wushishi, a professor, described this year’s result as the best in recent times.

Niger govt settles N205m WAEC debt

November 05, 2023

The Niger State Government has settled the N205 million owed to the West African Examination Council (WAEC) in Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) fees.

CBSE releases Class 10 and 12 practical exam dates for 2024

November 03, 2023

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the practical examination dates for Classes 10 and 12. Candidates preparing for these exams can find the official notification on CBSE's website at

New BGCSE timetable next week

November 03, 2023

Under fire Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has said that a new Botswana General Certificate Secondary Education (BGCSE) timetable will be released.

Ogun Govt Monitors 2023 SSCE, Promises More Interventions In Schools

October 31, 2023

The Special Adviser to the Ogun State Governor on Education, Science and Technology, has reiterated the commitment of Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration to further embark on tremendous infrastructural interventions in schools.

Turkey Ministry of Education published the written and applied exams directive

October 30, 2023

The Ministry of National Education Written and Applied Exams Directive, which determines the procedures and principles regarding written and practical exams and their evaluation, has been published.

Canada toughens approach to international student exploitation

October 26, 2023

The Trudeau administration is showing growing impatience with problems related to Canada’s rapidly expanding intake of international students, warning campus and local leaders that the federal government will take a tougher line on fraud and exploitation if they do not.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to Introduce New Model of Assessment and Evaluation for High School Students

October 25, 2023

As part of the ongoing work to modernize the K-12 education system, the Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will be engaging with its partners in education to introduce a new evaluation framework for high school students. This step marks the elimination of public exams from the public education system.

Quebec ministry exams will be 50 per cent of students' grades again

October 24, 2023

Quebec's education minister had a message for high school students – he’s telling them to be well-prepared for their ministry exams this year, as they’ll once again account for half of their grades.

Hong Kong’s DSE candidates studying foreign languages will have to sit exams provided by different overseas bodies from 2025

October 23, 2023

All foreign-language courses under DSE from 2025 will use papers provided by relevant bodies, such as Alliance Francaise, after previous supplier withdraws. Urdu and Hindi will be suspended from that year, with only the former returning in 2026.

Hundreds of students expected to sit Hong Kong’s DSE university entrance exams across the border, as schools apply for new status

October 20, 2023

At least four mainland schools catering to Hong Kong pupils have applied to be Diploma of Secondary Education exam centres, according to principal. One school head estimates a few hundred pupils on the mainland will sit the exams, as institutions await whether candidates will be able to do so locally.

CBSE announces registration guidelines for students appearing Class 10, 12 exams in next academic session

October 19, 2023

CBSE Board Exams 2024: The schools and their principals must also ensure that the students are eligible for admission to in Classes 9 and 11 and will appear in Class 10 and Class 12 board exams in subsequent exams.

Turkey Ministry of Education announced the dates of the "joint exam" to be held for the first time in secondary schools across the country

October 18, 2023

The Ministry will hold a joint exam for secondary school 6th grade Turkish and mathematics courses and for 9th grade Turkish language and literature and mathematics courses.

One-third of students who sat Hong Kong university entrance exams appeal results

October 16, 2023

The exam authority said over 16,600 candidates who sat in this year’s university entrance exam have applied for papers to be checked or marked again, 1.7 per cent more than last year.


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