Richard Garner has been Education Editor of The Independent for 12 years and writing about the subject for 34 years. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a disc jockey in London pubs and clubs and for a hospital radio station. His main hobbies are cricket (watching these days) and theatre. On his days off, he is most likelt to be found at Lord’s or the King’s Head Theatre Club.
30 August 2014 12:00 AM
Four out of five independent schools ditched GCSEs in at least one subject area in favour of the more traditional international version of the exam, according to figures released today.
28 August 2014 04:40 PM
More than 100,000 11-year-olds still cannot master the "three Rs", despite an improvement in national curriculum test results this year.
27 August 2014 06:51 PM
There is no evidence that Government investment in new education structures such as academies and free schools has had any impact on pupil performance, according to a major study.
27 August 2014 05:31 PM
Labour is promoting plans for new "technical universities", offering earn-while-you-learn degrees in technical subjects vital to the future of the UK economy.
University system geared towards foreign students could undermine our economy, says warns vice-chancellor
24 August 2014 09:42 PM
‘We educate overseas students to compete against us’, says Nigel Carrington
24 August 2014 12:00 AM
A-level results 2014: Independent schools see drop in A grades despite one in five entries obtaining the top mark
23 August 2014 12:00 AM
Nearly one in five A-level entries from private school were awarded an A* grade, according to figures released by independent schools.
21 August 2014 07:35 PM
Leading schools are considering action against the exam boards after poorer results
21 August 2014 07:31 PM
Spanish will replace French as the most popular foreign language in schools, the head of the country’s biggest exam board said today.
21 August 2014 09:30 AM
There were wide variations in subjects, with English suffering the biggest drop in top grade passes in the 25-year history of the exam
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
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