‘Whenever we at the Higher Education Policy Institute delve into the topic [of selection], it leads to furious and unseemly...Read more
‘Scrapping exams at 16 would create a better education system,’ The Times editorial says today.
T-levels, the Level Three technical equivalent to A levels, are presented as the ‘technical gold standard’ by the government....Read more
It might be hoped that a new education secretary would heed warnings by the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) about the...Read more
The new education secretary Gavin Williamson is, he says, the first one ‘to personally take charge of further education and...Read more
Thousands of young people received results today but there’s been little media interest.
Tomorrow will...Read more
What should schools concentrate on? Building confidence? Encouraging ‘grit’ and resilience? Developing ‘character’? Focusing on...Read more
GCSEs and A levels should be replaced with graduation at 18, Robert Halfon, chair of the Education Select Committee, is expected...Read more
The national papers last week were full of praise for Harris Westminster Sixth Form, described by The Time s as the ‘school for...Read more
‘…we’ve long been technical education snobs in this country,’ said Education secretary Damian Hinds in a speech at Battersea Power...Read more
Theresa May’s speech on university tuition fee reform omitted one salient fact : it was the Coalition government which raised fees to up to £9k...Read more
Ministers have insisted GCSE reforms were essential to bring England in line with countries which perform highly in the three-yearly international...Read more
Bourne Grammar School, Lincolnshire, has reinstated Y12 pupils who were previously ‘advised’ it wouldn’t be in ‘their best interests’ to carry on...Read more
St Olave’s and St Saviour’s Grammar School, a Voluntary Aided selective school in Orpington, has refused to allow about 16 of its Y12 pupils to...Read more
‘Call to ban students with poor English and maths from universities’, says TES commenting on the OECD report ‘Building Skills...Read more