Education publishers in limbo as DoE consults on assessment

Education publishers in limbo as DoE consults on assessment

Publishers have reported a slowdown in sales in the secondary schools market while teachers lack clarity on how GCSE, AS and A-Level students will be assessed this year.

However with schools closed, demand for home-learning resources for pre-school and primary schoolchildren is soaring once again—though not to the same heights as the first lockdown in 2020.

After the Secretary of State for Education confirmed students will not be asked to sit GCSE, AS and A-Level exams this summer, the Department for Education asked Ofqual to consider a teacher-assessed system as a replacement for those e...

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