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The first fall in top-grade passes in the history of the GCSE exam was revealed yesterday, prompting claims that exam boards acted immorally by raising grade boundaries at the last moment.
The class of 2012 recorded the biggest drop in top grades in the history of A-levels today – and the first for 20 years – prompting claims from teachers that exam boards have succumbed to political pressure to reverse grade inflation.
A serious case review has been launched into the death of 12-year-old Tia Sharp.
The Way I See It: There simply isn’t time or the funding in the state sector to devote the formal time required to give kids the exposure to sport we would all like. That has to come from parents and clubs, from people like you and me.
Jamie Oliver has said the Olympics offer Britain the opportunity to become a healthier country but it has done “unforgivably badly” in educating children about food and sport.
Britain's women were crushed 42-14 in double-quick time by strong title favourites Italy in the quarter-finals of the fencing team foil at the ExCeL this morning.
The young stand-up Jack Whitehall writes and stars in BBC3's new sitcom, Bad Education, set in an inner-city comprehensive, and his sharp script has lured some top comedy talent. By Gerard Gilbert
The public school-educated comedian writes and stars in the new sitcom, set in an inner-city comprehensive.
Education Secretary will punish those who hold back reforms for poorly peforming schools
The Walt Disney Company's Disney Junior Channel is in search of a "visionary" UK educator to join its new council of academic advisors.
At least 11 countries have lowered the age at which children start language lessons, says study
It must have seemed like a motorists' Utopia – streets with no traffic wardens. But yesterday, after a year away, enforcement officers returned to Aberystwyth. Kevin Rawlinson joined them on patrol
The Professional Footballers Association want to make racist abuse on the field a sackable offence next season.
Lib Dem leader mounts withering attack on 'damaging' effects of inequality
Kara Hayward is the latest in a line of child actresses who have brains as well as talent. The 13-year-old star of Cannes opening-night film Moonrise Kingdom has been a member of Mensa since the age of nine. Some of the Massachusetts native's artwork and poems have been published. So she looks odds-on to join the club of brainy actresses who, having taken Hollywood by storm, decide to take a career sabbatical to study.
To those who dared to stand in his way, Peter Grant, the legendary manager of Led Zeppelin, conducted his business with a mixture of verbal aggression, physical intimidation and judicious use of a baseball bat.