Richard Garner

Richard Garner is The Independent's Education Editor.

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Schools should be 'fined' if pupils fail get C at English and maths GCSEs, think-tank says

The cash would then be passed on to further education colleges

Church schools top the league as study reveals cost of kitting out a child for the school year

Total cost of preparing children for the new school year adds up to £2.9bn

Growing number of private school pupils ditch A-levels in favour of alternatives

Numbers opting for the International Baccalaureate and BTECs have risen

'An incoming Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government could perhaps use it to close down the private sector on the grounds it is no good.'

The triumph of the state sector has been exaggerated

England’s 500 best-performing state schools outperformed the top 500 private schools

Kristof Kokosi, a student at Ark Elvin Academy in Wembley, achieved 9 GCSE passes including three A* grades and four A grades, with an A* grade in English Literature despite only speaking the language for two years

Boys catching up with girls in GCSE exam results: This really is something to celebrate

The good thing about the cut in the gender gap is that it has been achieved by boys improving their performance - rather than girls doing worse

Boys catching up with girls in GCSE exam performance, new results show

Headteachers’ leaders claimed the reduction was likely to be down to former Education Secretary Michael Gove’s exam reforms

Drop in take-up of foreign languages prompts concerns of UK's ability to trade globally

Many fear that gains in the subject following the Government’s introduction of the English Baccalaureate have been wiped out

Teenagers' exam results boosted through scheme pairing them to work with small children

Teenagers at risk of dropping out of school have had their GCSE results boosted by being paired with a three to five-year-old

GCSE results day 2015: A* grades fall for fourth year in a row

As the sciences see improvement, director general of the Joint Council for Qualifications says 'there is very little change in this year's results'

Schools using community languages such as Urdu and Polish to boost their rankings in league tables, says leading academic

Figures show that more than one in three candidates who sit GCSEs in community languages obtain an A* grade - the highest figure for any subject

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