GCSEs

Michael Gove’s bid to become the next prime minister began with contemplating the fickle nature of fate. What would have...

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Could it be the Department for Education is using schools minister Nick Gibb as an Aunt Sally?

Only...

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Calls for the government to back down on the EBacc are likely to increase following a decision by the Russell Group universities...

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The launch of GCSEs back in 1984 was a ‘quiet revolution’, schools minister Nick Gibb wrote in today’s Times *. But it’s a...

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‘…there is no evidence from the attainment data that these [exam] reforms helped lower-attaining pupils,’ concludes Education Datalab in its...

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‘The parents screamed and swore at me,’ says a Sunday Times headline for an article explaining why the ‘visionary head’ of...

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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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