Pippa Allen-Kinross

  • DfE tells QTS gaffe victims: Accept £100 compensation or lawyer up

    The Department for Education has refused to increase the “pathetic” level of compensation offered to would-be teachers who were incorrectly told they failed the teacher training skills tests. Officials have told the disgruntled victims if they are unhappy with the £100 compensation offer then they should seek legal advice. An error in the mark scheme

    5.00 Aug. 19th, 2019 | News

  • A-level results 2019: Business studies

    These are the trend tables for A-level Business studies, 2015-2019. Compiled by Education Datalab, the tables show entries have risen, climbing from 29,822 last year to 30,510. The proportion reaching the top grades has decreased, with 3.1 per cent achieving an A*, down from 3.2 per cent last year, and 14.1 per cent getting an A*

    15.11 Aug. 15th, 2019 | Exam results

  • A-level results 2019: Top grades in England slump to lowest level in 12 years

    The proportion of top A-level grades handed out to pupils in England has fallen to its lowest level in 12 years. In England this year, 25.2 per cent of entries received an A or A* grade. This is a full percentage point drop from the last two years, when 26.2 per cent achieved the grades

    9.30 Aug. 15th, 2019 | News

  • A-level results 2019: Spanish overtakes French as most popular language

    Spanish has become the most popular modern foreign language at A-level in England, overtaking French for the first time. Figures released by the Joint Council for Qualifications today show that 7,932 pupils took Spanish A-level this year, up from 7,591 last year – an increase of 4.5 per cent. The boost in popularity for Spanish

    10.16 Aug. 15th, 2019 | News

  • A-level results 2019: Subject tables

    To see how your students have done in their A-levels compared to other students nationwide, Education Datalab has produced a handy set of graphs with accompanying analysis. The proportion of A-level entries in England awarded a C or above has decreased to its lowest level since 2015, reaching 75.5 per cent. However, the overall pass

    11.10 Aug. 15th, 2019 | Exam results, News

  • A-level results 2019: Girls overtake boys for first time ever in science

    Girls have overtaken boys in the number of entries to take science A-levels for the very first time. Data from the Joint Council for Qualifications shows that entries for girls reached 50.3 per cent this year. Entries for the sciences – biology, chemistry and physics – continued to increase overall, reaching 20.9 per cent of

    9.30 Aug. 15th, 2019 | News

  • Edexcel and OCR grade boundaries leaked ahead of A-level results day

    The grade boundaries for A-levels set by exam boards OCR and Edexcel have been leaked online, a day before results are due to be released. They show that for the Edexcel maths paper a score of just 14 per cent is needed to pass, with 55 per cent required for an A grade. In 2017,

    12.48 Aug. 14th, 2019 | News

  • Government urged to act over declining popularity of A-level English

    The government has been urged to launch a review to arrest the plummeting numbers of pupils studying A-level English. Tomorrow’s A-level results are expected to confirm provisional exams data in May that revealed entries into A-level English subjects – language, literature and combined – had fallen 13 per cent. The Association of School and College

    0.01 Aug. 14th, 2019 | News

  • A-level results 2019: Chemistry

    These are the trend tables for A-level Chemistry, 2015-2019. Compiled by Education Datalab, the tables show entries have risen, climbing from 50,142 last year to 54,866 this year. The proportion reaching the top grades has decreased, with 7.2 per cent getting an A*, down from 8.1 per cent last year, and 28.4 per cent getting an

    13.25 Aug. 15th, 2019 | Exam results

  • A-level results 2019: Further maths

    These are the trend tables for A-level further maths, 2015-2019. Compiled by Education Datalab, the tables show entries have decreased slightly, falling from 15,279 last year to 13,730. The proportion reaching the top grades has also decreased, with 24 per cent getting an A*, down from 28.1 per cent last year, and 53.1 per cent

    13.12 Aug. 15th, 2019 | Exam results

  • A-level results 2019: English literature

    These are the trend tables for A-level English literature, 2015-2019. Compiled by Education Datalab, the tables show entries have fallen, from 40,456 last year to 37,179 this year. The proportion reaching the top grades has remained largely the same. This year, 8.6 per cent got an A*, down slightly from 8.7 per cent last year,,

    12.41 Aug. 15th, 2019 | Exam results