Examiners Told to Go Easy on French and German GCSE Students

UK students are taking foreign languages at GCSE level in ever-lower numbers, and one reason for this, according to education regulator Ofqual, is that it's harder to get the highest grades in French and German because of the way they're exactingly marked. So the solution is to make them a little easier. Read More >>

Cheating Police Want All Watches Banned From School Exams

An inquiry into the many and varied methods used to cheat our ways though life has suggested banning all watches from exam rooms, because in this day and age, it's hard to tell what is a cheap analogue Swatch, and what is in fact an always-online smart computer pretending to be a cheap feature Casio by displaying an HD image of a cheap feature Casio. Read More >>

Man Jailed for Suspected Cheating on Driving Test

A man from Guildford has been jailed for the crime of wearing a Bluetooth earpiece while taking the theory element of his driving test. The inference being that the spoken parts of the test could be heard by an outsider, who'd then feed the examinee the correct answers. Jesus, just buy the bloody Highway Code book. Read More >>

Can YOU Answer Today’s GCSE Maths Questions?

This post originally appeared in June 2016.

Watches are Now Being Banned From GCSE and A Level Exams

It's no secret that people are willing to be big fat cheats whenever the opportunity arises, which is why things like smartphone and smartwatches are banned from exam rooms. Now, though, regular old watches are being added to the no-no list. Read More >>

GCSE Panic as a Computer Science Task leaks Online

There are leaks everywhere these days. Whether it's the new iPhone, the latest budget, or even GCSEs, there's always something to hit the web ready for the world to see ahead of time. It just happened with the Computer Science GCSE, with one task worth 1/5 of the total marks hitting the net way too early. Read More >>

Teachers Cheat by Whispering Answers to Lift Pupil Results

The stress of getting decent exam results doesn't only encourage students to cheat — their teachers are doing it too. Read More >>

Kids Go Mad for Old Lady Herb Rosemary

Weird myths about plants are still alive and well according to retailer Holland & Barrett, which says the kids are bulk-buying products containing rosemary because of a supposed link between the plant and better mental performance around exam time. Read More >>

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Exam Tweeters Enable Cheaters

Parents expressing exasperation at some of the questions their kids are facing in exams are accidentally enabling cheating, with the Department for Education now actively scouting social networks to ask parents to stop giving away hints as to the content of test papers. Read More >>

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Everything You Might Need For Your Revision Sessions

We're well into Spring now, and for a lot of people that means the immediate run-up to the exam period. Whether they're A-Levels, GCSEs, university and college exams, or whatever. Nobody likes revision, but it has to be done. If you're still getting yourself ready to cram, here are some things you might want to get your hands on. Read More >>

Marking Software and Dodgy Writing Could Harm Students’ Exam Scores

An examiners’ report from the almost-certainly terrifying people on the AQA exam board has suggested that students’ scores could actually be harmed by dodgy writing and the shortcomings of their own marking methods. Read More >>

Iraq Hacks Own Internet to Beat Exam Cheats

Iraq has once again been accused of breaking massive chunks of the country's internet on purpose, with another series of national outages coincidentally happening right when national exams begin at 5:00am -- mirroring what happened this time last year too. Read More >>

Could YOU Answer Today’s SATs English Questions?

Fun for all the family site SATs 2016 has published a sample key stage 2 SATs English test to give everyone a taste of what the country’s youngsters have to put up with before, well, before they’re able to play around and get into trouble, like kids are supposed to. So go on, lock yourself away for a bit, put 10 minutes on the clock and don't even think about cheating. Read More >>

Microsoft’s Binning Last-Gen Windows Store App Exams This Summer

Microsoft has announced quite the cull of its existing developer exam scheme, kicking out loads of older Windows 8 App Store certificates so they can be replaced by their new Windows 10 App Store equivalents. Read More >>

Worried About Exam Results? These Billionaires Didn’t Even Finish Their Educations

School's out for summer in the UK, but if you're a teenager that's just sat exams, today's your day of reckoning. Results have been sent out today to those who'd rather just be curled up under the duvet, drowning the memories of algebra, chemical reactions and grammatical rules with bottles of MD 20-20. And for some, those grades may not make for enjoyable reading, especially those looking to head into prestigious higher education slots. Read More >>