News

UTC architect Lord Baker slams government over ‘narrow’ EBacc

The architect of the University Technical College (UTC) model has launched a scathing attack on the government’s “narrow” English...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Exam results, News

A-level results 2016: Figures suggest EBacc might not be driving drop in creative subjects

A drop in pupils studying some creative subjects has been linked to the government’s EBacc accountability measure squeezing students out...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Design and technology: 87 MPs demand inclusion of subject in EBacc

Pupils should be able to choose between computer science and design and technology as part of the EBacc, almost...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Disadvantaged pupils benefit from swift EBacc changes, research finds

Schools that swiftly overhauled their curriculum to meet the government’s English Baccalaureate (EBacc) when it was first introduced boosted...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
News

EBacc: MPs prepare to debate petition on exclusion of arts subjects

MPs will debate a decision to exclude expressive arts subjects from the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) this afternoon, after more than...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

Why did some results dip last year? Ofqual reveals all…

Last year, on GCSE results day, panicked phone calls came through to the Schools Week office. There were dips...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

EBacc and primary testing pushing arts out of the curriculum

New findings from The National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD) Survey Report 2015-16 published this week...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

‘The job that we love is being undermined’

Government policy on curriculum, exam and assessment is crippling headteachers. The result? There will be no one left to...

Ros McMullen
Ros McMullen
Opinion

Twenty-seven years on from the national curriculum

Will the 2015 drive for curriculum entitlement succeed where 1988 and the national curriculum did not? We’ve been here...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips