17th February 2017
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Pupils able to request coursework re-marks from 2018
Pupils will be able to request re-marks of their GCSE and A-level coursework from next year, Ofqual has announced today. The watchdog has announced pupils will be able to make re-mark requests to exam boards for centre-marked assessments from the summer exams next year.
Ofqual has also announced:
Universities admit students who are 'almost illiterate', lecturers warn
Universities are admitting students who are “almost illiterate”, lecturers warn as they complain that dropping entry requirements has led to a generation of undergraduates who cannot read, write or speak proper English.
Almost half of academics (48 per cent) do not think that students are adequately prepared for university study, according to a Times Higher Education (THE) survey of over 1,000 academic staff.
A number of lecturers also felt that the National Student Survey (NSS) gave students “too much power”, with academic rigour suffering becoming a secondary consideration.