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The Department for Education has this week started the hunt for an organisation to review complaints made against Ofsted. The three year contract is valued at £100,000 and...
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GCSE entries to modern foreign languages continued to fall this year, in a dropoff that could even see some subjects becoming “extinct” in schools, according to one expert....
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School leaders want “public acknowledgement” of the challenges this year’s reformed GCSEs have presented to teachers and pupils, but the Department for Education has refused to offer any...
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Studying subjects in the English Baccalaureate increases the likelihood that a student will stay on at school and sit A-levels, regardless of their ability, according to new research....
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A legal challenge brought against the Department for Education over the opening of a small-school sixth form has cost tax payers over £75,000. The case, which was settled...
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There was a sharp fall in top grades for science A-levels this year, following significant reforms to their content. The proportion of A* and A grades awarded to...
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Headteachers are missing out on training opportunities because of funding shortages and heavy workloads, according to research commissioned by the Department of Education. The study by CooperGibson Research...
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Middle leaders in schools could be trained to deliver careers advice through a proposed new apprenticeship. The teacher training charity Teach First has called for an “apprenticeship qualification”...
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Taking maths at A-level is more helpful for landing a place at a Russell Group university than studying at a grammar or private school, research from University College...
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A multi-academy trust will keep fighting to give pupils who attended its own primaries priority admission to its flagship west London secondary, despite legal setbacks. Aspirations Academies Trust...
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The proportion of school pupils who think they will go to university has fallen to its lowest level since 2009, a new poll reveals. According to an Ipsos...