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GCSE resit changes cost schools £6 million

Schools and colleges have lost almost £6 million in funding this year as a result of new rules around...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

A lack of fluent thinking

There are not enough teachers to teach the mandatory Ebacc modern foreign language. In the spirit of détente, Leora...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Nobody puts EAL in the corner

A DfE-convened national working party on English as an additional language is long overdue. Practitioners, researchers and the subject...

Diane Leedham
Diane Leedham
Opinion

‘Schools Week hasn’t done the maths on commas’

It isn’t unreasonable to expect an 11-year-old to use a comma as a thousands separator – this is a...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Exam results
Sophie Scott
Exam results
Sophie Scott
Opinion

‘We were not prepared to accept the status quo’

Should we make the GCSE pass rate harder? In response to Mark Dawes The new GCSEs will be challenging....

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

The practicalities of making students study English to 18

More teachers will be needed to teach students who don’t really want to be there. . . and just...

Gwen Nelson
Gwen Nelson
Opinion

With GCSE resits vanishing, are functional skills qualifications a better alternative?

When learners are no longer offered the luxury of resits in English and maths, are functional skills qualifications a...

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