Qualifications

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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‘…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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The Harris Federation entered hundreds of native English speakers into an exam designed for speakers of English as a second...

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Is the Department for Education media department a computer programmed with stock phrases?

No matter...

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15.04.19 by

When this question is asked by a politician, an unsolicited social media post, or someone selling you something, it is always wise to think about...

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Probably the most important short statement ever made about teaching and learning is this from Vygotsky.

As we know from...

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89% of public sector bodies which submitted data to the Department for Education did not meet the public sector...

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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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This was the subject of the Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ programme broadcast on 4 February 2019.

As the number of children leaving...

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I have recently written a number of articles on the subject of the ‘Attainment Gap’ and the ‘Pupil Premium’. Having discovered the email...

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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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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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Many struggle to recruit pupils, ten have closed

The University Technical College (UTC) initiative is failing, an...

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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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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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