GCSEs

What should schools concentrate on? Building confidence? Encouraging ‘grit’ and resilience? Developing ‘character’? Focusing on...

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GCSEs and A levels should be replaced with graduation at 18, Robert Halfon, chair of the Education Select Committee, is expected...

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What a difference a word makes. The accepted truth since 2010 is that results in the three-yearly OECD PISA tests for England...

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Secondary schools which have been less than good for ten years or more tend to be those with a higher proportion of white...

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‘Pupils from the poorest families are TWICE as likely to get into Oxbridge if they attend a grammar school, report finds,’ says...

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‘…we’ve long been technical education snobs in this country,’ said Education secretary Damian Hinds in a speech at Battersea Power...

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Misleading Ofsted stats cited again…

Nick Gibb : ‘In 2010, just 66% of pupils were attending schools judged by Ofsted to be good or...

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Test results at former Downhills are higher today, says Gibb

Test results at Harris Academy Philip Lane, formerly...

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The present system in England harms all pupils

There’s something in the air – and it’s not just too-early Christmas music...

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I return to the work of Professor Rebecca (Becky) Allen , Director of the Centre for Education Improvement Science, UCL Institute of Education,...

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...and fewer pupils eligible for free school meals

The top ten mainstream state-funded schools in England based on...

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ASCL launches inquiry into system leaving pupils 'deflated'

The Association of Schools and Colleges has launched an...

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‘Ten years of success’ or five years of poor teaching? Can’t be both

‘ The Folkestone Academy is absolutely a success...

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Evidence that the title of this article should be taken seriously can be found here and here .

On 7 October 2018 I wrote to the Fair...

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This 1999 paper by Professor Michael Shayer is of enormous significance for the future of the English education system and the way that school...

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Schools’ fault says Ofsted

4,700 pupils who took the higher tier reformed GCSE combined science exam in 2018 were awarded...

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This is the title of a Guardian article which appeared on 11 September 2018. The following (in italics) are excerpts.

Major study of 1.8...

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GCSE is the ‘common exam at 16+’ created by the merging of the GCE and CSE systems. I entered university in 1965 on the basis of the national ‘...

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