Professor Robert Coe, from Durham University: “This seems to underline the view that improvements in GCSEs and some other examinations have had more to do with grade inflation than real sustained improvements over time.”
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Friday 06 September 2013
Richer parents will always buy into extra provision – so why not ensure all pupils are put on a more equal footing
Monday 26 August 2013
Research shows tail-off in performance at the first state schools granted new status
Sunday 18 August 2013
The science pass rate is set to drop as a result of examiners making physics, chemistry and biology papers tougher
Friday 16 August 2013
Girls shy away from maths and science and fewer boys opt for English and creative subjects
Thursday 15 August 2013
Two major investigations have been launched into the state of modern foreign languages in the wake of yet another slump in the number of candidates taking the subject at A-level.
Thursday 15 August 2013
The number of top grade passes at A-level dropped for the second year running, results showed today.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
Boys are more likely to shun university as a result of the rise in tuition fees, according to new research.
Wednesday 20 March 2013
The 32-year-old is hopeful of being included in squad for Rio 2014
Thursday 31 January 2013
England's much-lamented slide down the international education league tables may not be as bad as it seems, according to a report by a leading academic.
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Economic View: Monetary policy has started to be counterproductive as it has all sorts of negative effects
Thursday 16 August 2012
Bright A-level candidates are being wooed with financial incentives this autumn as universities struggle to cling on to high-flying students.
Friday 13 July 2012
A father was jailed for at least 26 years today for killing a man for asking if his crying daughter was all right.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Huddersfield set up an all-Yorkshire showdown with Sheffield United at Wembley on Saturday week as they went through to the League One play-off final 3-2 on aggregate despite losing 2-1 to MK Dons.
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