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Prestigious sixth-form drops ‘sir’ and ‘miss’ over cultural misogyny

The term 'miss' conjures up images of Edwardian shop assistants and plays into a 'gendered view' of the world,...

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Schools

Step aside Eton: new trust joins ‘elite’ sixth form race

The plans have had mixed responses from local education chiefs

Samantha Booth
Jason Noble
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School leaders form pact not to show off A-level results

Some trust and school chiefs are avoiding 'tempting' PR about A-level and GCSE grades, warning Covid makes comparisons 'ridiculous'

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Ofqual proposes stricter controls on BTECs that survive qualifications cull

Ofqual is consulting on stricter controls over alternatives to A Levels and T Levels, with BTECs and other qualifications...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Schools and colleges call on chancellor to ‘Raise the Rate’ of sixth form funding

Twelve associations representing school and college staff and students have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to urge...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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‘No need to finish your A-levels,’ universities tell school pupils

School pupils are being told by universities that they don’t need to finish their A-levels, it has been claimed....

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Schools open 3-year sixth forms to boost pupil numbers

Schools have begun to offer three-year stints in sixth form to pupils whose grades are too low to start...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Small school sixth form judicial review costs taxpayer £76,000

A legal challenge brought against the Department for Education over the opening of a small-school sixth form has cost...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Sixth form funding ‘tight’, admits Nick Gibb

In a departure from the government’s usual firm dismissals on a lack of funding, Nick Gibb has admitted that...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker