Working together to get exam ready
Working together to get exam ready

As we embark on another busy term, I’m sure that our collective focus continues to be about doing everything in our power to support and prepare learners ahead of this summer’s exams.

For many learners, this will be the first time they’ve ever taken an external assessment, and I understand that this may feel like a daunting prospect for some. We recognise the challenges that learners and teachers have successfully faced across the last two years and have worked closely with Ofqual, DfE, and other exam boards to develop a wide-ranging support package in recognition of this.

The package includes the release of Advance Information, optionality and modularity for certain subjects, all in line with the requirements of the DfE and Ofqual. Whilst it is important students revise their whole course, these measures were put in place to help guide and support students’ revision, helping to ensure they are as well-prepared as possible for their exams.

We’re also fully aware of how the circumstances of the last two Summer Exam series may have impacted grades and will therefore ensure exams are graded in a fair, positive way to ensure students receive the grades they deserve

To further support centres and students, we’ve also expanded our provision of teaching and learning resources, including new Blended Learning Modules, Knowledge Organisers, and Exam Walk Throughs. All of which have been designed specifically to both support the delivery of our qualifications, and to help learners with their revision. This is in addition to the wealth of existing resources we already offer, all of which can be accessed for free via our website. Teachers and learners will also find a range of handy tips, wellbeing blogs and revision materials to help them through their exams, and to prepare them for the next steps in their lives on our student support webpages.

Whilst a return to exams will be a new experience for some, it does provides an opportunity for students and teachers to return to a tried-and-tested, effective and widely understood model of assessment; and I am confident that the summer series will enable students to showcase the knowledge and understanding they have gained over the last two years in a controlled and fair environment.

Thank you for your ongoing support, and I wish you all the best for this year’s exams.

Ian Morgan
Chief Executive, Eduqas