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Grade 5 will be the new, harder, GCSE pass rate

A 5 will be the new ‘pass’ grade when GCSEs switch to numbered grading, education secretary Nicky Morgan is...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Uptake of three-day ICT ‘GCSE’ soars 2,000 per cent

The number of pupils entering a fast-tracked ICT qualification – worth a GCSE and taught in just three days...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Next government should split Ofsted in two and prioritise accountability of primaries – education committee

The next government should reconsider splitting Ofsted in two and prioritise increased accountability in the primary school sector, the...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Progress 8: New measure undervalues low ability pupils

Schools adding value around the bottom of the ability range during the transition from legacy GCSEs to the new...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Pupil premium: is the £2.5bn cash injection raising standards?

Schools Week is exploring the way vulnerable groups of learners have fared under the coalition. In the third of...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Turning the league tables: How a focus on disadvantage shows new winners

Results released today show that 330 state schools are now falling below the 40 per cent ‘floor target’ of...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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PISA test results will measure exam reform success

The government will use the UK’s position in the international PISA tests taken by 15-year-olds to judge the success...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Schools that meet new measures will get a year’s grace from Ofsted

Schools performing much better than expected – a grade or more above predictions – will be exempt from Ofsted...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden