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Time for a single exam board?

Having read yet another post on a forum in which teachers share stories of inexplicable results and comapring wxperiences between boards, is it not now time to have just one exam board? Not only would loads of money be saved trying to gain spurious consistency, but think of how the quality of papers, and marking [...]

A2, AS and GCSE history: hard but popular?

This summer’s exam results make interesting reading. Did you know that:

1. The numbers taking GCSE history rose last year. 221,000 students sat the exam. Nearly a quarter of a million students can’t be wrong-at a time when the competition is so fierce.

2. A Level numbers also rose, making history the 5th most popular A level subject [...]