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Rishi Sunak plans major reform of A-levels

October 11, 2023

Rishi Sunak is considering a major reorm of A-levels to ensure children study more subjects in sixth form. The Prime Minister wants a new “British Baccalaureate” as part of a move towards a more continental-style system of education.

Artificial intelligence such as ChatGPT to be allowed in Australian schools from 2024

October 10, 2023

Artificial intelligence including ChatGPT will be allowed in all Australian schools from 2024 after education ministers formally backed a national framework guiding the use of the new technology.

Australia takes action on fraud in student visa system

October 09, 2023

The Australian government has closed a loophole in the student visa system that was allowing some international students to switch from “genuine study to an arrangement designed to facilitate access to work in Australia”.

In UK, sixth forms to lower GCSE requirements for pupils hit by pre-Covid grading

October 06, 2023

Sixth forms have said they will lower GCSE admission requirements for those hit by pre-Covid grading. Pupils expecting their GCSE results will be marked under 2019 grading standards as exam boards return to pre-pandemic levels.

Brazil education reinforces the preparation of educators to assist in Enem exams

October 05, 2023

Technicians, teachers and students from the 13 Special Education Departments (GEEs) receive this training and will have activities until the day of the exams.

Portugal government wants more professional students in Higher Education

October 04, 2023

Less than a fifth of vocational education students who completed secondary education (18%) continued their studies in higher education. The proportion reaches 80% in the case of colleagues on scientific-humanistic courses. The Government wants more professional students to enter universities and polytechnics.

In Korea, 24 teachers caught illegally selling exam questions to private educators

October 03, 2023

Twenty-four high school teachers have been caught selling exam questions to private academies before or after serving as test makers for the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) and mock CSAT exams in violation of the current laws, the education ministry said.

MSDE of India and Australian Government explore advanced health workforce training pathways

October 02, 2023

With increased focus to meet the demand for skilled workforce globally, Secretary MSDE highlighted that the assessment cost is one of the key areas which needs to be addressed by Australia and fast-track the process of citizenship for these health sector workers in Australia.

Early university offers to year 12 students reignite debate in Australia

September 29, 2023

Universities will release more than 12,000 early first-round offers to HSC students this week after a crackdown on admissions stopped institutions handing out places before trial exams.

New exam model for Portugal 11th grade students

September 28, 2023

Year 11 students who take national exams at the end of this academic year will follow the new model for completing secondary school and accessing higher education. The changes were published this Friday in Diário da República and come into force.

Mess with Greek high school exams

September 26, 2023

The exams were not held in many 1st and 2nd Lyceum schools, while there were long delays in the 3rd Lyceum.

From writing on arms to smartwatches: Hundreds of HSC students caught cheating in Australia

September 25, 2023

Serious cheating offences in HSC exams have doubled in the past five years, with a record 65 students forced to front the Examination Rules Committee last year.

Portugal government approves new rules for access to higher education

September 22, 2023

The Government approved a new model that requires the counting of two national exams for the average entry to higher education, and which will come into force from 2025.

Bangladesh HSC exam of 2024 to be held under shortened syllabus

September 21, 2023

The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations of 2024 will be held under shortened syllabus. However, in 2024, the secondary school certificate (SSC) and equivalent exams will be held under full syllabus.

Soon Sweden national exams will be completely digital

September 20, 2023

In a couple of years, there will be a requirement for the national tests to be done completely digitally. Already in a year, the new way of working will begin to be introduced and Tranås municipality is preparing.

Experts set to investigate ‘pathways’ for secondary school students amid dropping ATAR participation rates

September 19, 2023

Options offered to teens in Years 11 and 12 will go under the microscope in a sweeping review of WA secondary school pathways amid concerns about fewer students tackling harder subjects.

Education Department shopping for cheat checker to detect AI use in online exams

September 19, 2023

Plans to catch WA school students who use artificial intelligence to cheat in high-stakes online writing exams have been revealed in tender documents.

NECO 2023 marking begins, to release results end of September

September 18, 2023

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has commenced marking its 2023 school-based senior secondary certificate examination(SSCE) scripts.

South Korea Government exclude extra-hard questions from state-run college entrance exam

September 15, 2023

The government is set to make the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) easier by excluding questions at the highest level of difficulty from the state-administered college entrance exam, starting with September's mock test, to tackle the country's dependence on private education.

Portugal National exams: More than 75% of revision requests resulted in an increase in the grade

September 14, 2023

In the 1st phase of national exams, in more than three quarters of the tests that were the subject of a request to review the classification, grades increased. On the other hand, in 8% of requests the result was the opposite of what was expected, a reduction in classification.


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