Qualifications

‘Scrapping exams at 16 would create a better education system,’ The Times editorial says today.

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T-levels, the Level Three technical equivalent to A levels, are presented as the ‘technical gold standard’ by the government....

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The Children’s Commissioner’s briefing entitled ‘ The children leaving school with nothing’ published last week, is inaccurately...

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You would think the Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield would know better. She is, after all, supposed to be the advocate for...

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The ethnicity ‘attainment gap’

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has produced a table showing ‘attainment gaps’ for ethnic...

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It might be hoped that a new education secretary would heed warnings by the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) about the...

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The new education secretary Gavin Williamson is, he says, the first one ‘to personally take charge of further education and...

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Thousands of young people received results today but there’s been little media interest.

Tomorrow will...

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This is a consultation run by TES. This is the blurb.

Nearly a third of students who took...

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This is essentially an issue typical of historical interactions between the private and public sectors. It is currently topical in the English...

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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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