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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Monday 22 August 2011
Nearly one in four GCSE entries could be awarded at least an A grade in what is expected to be another record year of results, it was predicted today.
Thursday 18 August 2011
"Traditional" A-level subjects should be valued more highly in the race for university places, a Government minister said, as thousands of students prepared to receive exam results today.
Saturday 13 August 2011
The number of A* grades at A-level is set to rise when the results for more than 250,000 students are announced next Thursday.
Monday 01 August 2011
More than 200,000 university applicants will fail to get places this year, the head of the admissions service has warned, in a repeat of last summer's chaotic scramble following the publication of A-level results.
Saturday 30 July 2011
More than 12,000 students with at least one A* grade pass at A-level will be turned away from Oxford and Cambridge this year.
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew's hopes of securing his key players before embarking on a recruitment drive have suffered a further blow.
Friday 13 May 2011
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has reluctantly left midfielder Cheick Tiote to sulk his way through the final weeks of the season after deciding not to risk another ban.
Friday 07 January 2011
The GCSE exam should be abolished and replaced with a series of "graduation" tests at 14, Estelle Morris, a former education secretary, has said.
Monday 22 November 2010
A major shake-up of GCSEs to be unveiled this week means the end of coursework and a return to the traditional end-of-year exam. Education Secretary Michael Gove is planning to ditch the modular exam system, under which coursework done during the two-year study period counts towards the overall grade. Instead, he wants to see a return to the traditional O-level approach, with a pupil's results being determined purely by their final exam.
Thursday 28 October 2010
Friday 22 October 2010
The number of pupils gaining straight As in their A-levels has fallen for the first time on record, it emerged yesterday, following the introduction of more challenging questions this year.
Thursday 21 October 2010
Friday 17 September 2010
Schools will be faced with a massive shortage of teachers if the Government goes ahead with plans to make it harder to enter the profession, says a report out today.
Friday 17 September 2010
Sir Alex Ferguson today revealed Antonio Valencia could be back in action by the end of February.
Monday 30 August 2010
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