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GCSE results 2021: Top grades rise most at private and free schools

Private and free schools have seen the biggest jump in top grades in this year’s teacher-assessed GCSE results, figures...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Pearson apologises after BTEC gaffe hits schools’ progress 8 scores

Ministers have vowed to amend schools’ progress 8 scores after it was discovered some were as much as 0.2...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Harris schools swamp ESOL exam with native English speakers

A top trust last year entered hundreds of native English speakers into a qualification intended for pupils with English...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

DfE rejects 7,000 requests by schools to wipe pupils’ GCSE scores

The government has refused nearly 7,000 requests from schools for their pupils’ GCSE scores to be wiped from league...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

A nerd’s guide to today’s key stage 4 data

NFER’s chief social scientist picks apart today’s Progress 8 results… Today’s release of provisional GCSE data makes very interesting...

Expert Contributor
ANGELA DONKIN
Opinion

Did free schools really get the best progress scores?

Free schools came top as the best-performing “type” of school in this year’s Progress 8 tables, but were their...

Expert Contributor
REBECCA ALLEN
News

Attainment 8 and progress 8: Which regions performed best?

Today the government has released the provisional GCSE results in England for 2017-18, which reveal the attainment 8 and progress...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Pupil destinations will trump Progress 8 as headline measure for UTCs

The Department for Education is changing the way it judges the success of university technical colleges and studio schools,...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

Cheating at key stage 2 SATs: what does it mean for secondary schools?

What if the reason a secondary school had a poor progress rate was not due to its own teaching,...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney