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DfE’s BTEC reforms will hit disadvantaged students hardest, sector warns

Government plans to remove funding for the majority of BTEC qualifications will hit the most disadvantaged young students the...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Exam results, News

A-level results 2016: Number of universities offering Freephone clearing hotlines rises

A-level pupils going through clearing this year are less likely to face considerable phone charges after the number of universities using Freephone...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
News

Rio Olympics 2016: Where did the Team GB medal winners go to school?

Proud teachers and their schools have heaped praise on former pupils who have contributed to a record medal haul for Team...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
News

University access gap between state and independent schools widens

The gap between the proportion of state school pupils going to university and their independent school peers has widened...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
News

Talk to pupils about university when they’re 10, Ucas tells schools

Schools should do more to encourage pupils as young as 12 to think about their post-18 choices, the University...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Skills shake-up won’t stop schools offering A-levels and BTECs

A planned overhaul of post-16 education won’t stop schools offering A-levels and vocational courses like BTECs together, the author...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

State school pupils will “struggle” to access top universities after government A-level reform

State schools will “struggle” to get to grips with university admission changes driven by the government’s A-level reforms –...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

How we could abandon GCSEs and make 14-19 education work

Expecting students to take a plethora of exams at 16 makes little sense in a modern context. By stripping...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Soft skills can’t be taught… but they can be learned

The current education secretary, Nicky Morgan, has been on a drive recently to promote ‘character education’. Adding the teaching...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor