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.
14 August 2014 05:06 PM
A drop in top grade passes at A-level this year may have been triggered by a growth in the number of candidates taking traditional academic subjects, exam boards have suggested.
14 August 2014 03:46 PM
If Michael Gove had been around today as Education Secretary he would have been chuffed by this year’s results.
14 August 2014 09:31 AM
Exam chiefs suggest that the drop in the top grade pass rate could be down to students switching to more traditional academic subjects
14 August 2014 12:04 AM
Many of the UK’s most prestigious universities will be wooing students today with places that they have reserved for those who do better than expected in their A-levels.
13 August 2014 12:00 AM
Wealthy students are ten times more likely to get into best universities
13 August 2014 12:00 AM
Schools will create their own GCSE league tables in opposition to official stats
11 August 2014 12:00 AM
Survey shows 59 per cent working at least part-time to fund studies
10 August 2014 08:21 PM
A-levels may have their detractors in the UK but the international version of the exam is proving popular abroad.
10 August 2014 12:00 AM
08 August 2014 05:50 PM
School and college staff responsible for running GCSE and A-level exams could quit their jobs in large numbers because of burn-out linked to the constant upheaval in the system, a new report warns.
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