Under new proposals, they would also be allowed to extend the school term
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Friday 03 August 2012
Record numbers of schools have ditched GCSE exams this year in favour of a more traditional exam modelled along the lines of O-levels.
Monday 30 July 2012
Boris Johnson has emerged as the favoured choice of Conservatives to succeed David Cameron as leader of the party, according to a survey for i.
Friday 27 July 2012
Any new structure should have to earn its keep right around the year
Sunday 22 July 2012
Commiserations to Canongate, the Edinburgh-based publisher of authors including Alasdair Gray, Barack Obama and Julian Assange, whose staff have been suffering seagull attacks.
Monday 16 July 2012
The Ofsted chief inspector is against radical reforms that would see less able pupils sit simpler qualifications or take papers later on, it was reported today.
Thursday 05 July 2012
What happens if you put two behaviour tsars in the same room? Presumably, even if they disagreed, it wouldn't be fisticuffs at dawn because they are supposed to be showing exemplary standards of behaviour to the nation's children.
Tuesday 03 July 2012
A “race to the bottom” as exam boards compete to sign up schools has led to a dumbing down of standards, MPs on the influential Commons select committee said today.
Friday 29 June 2012
One of the Government’s flagship free schools has only signed up 37 pupils - despite civil servants being told over 500 parents had expressed an interest in the school.
Thursday 28 June 2012
Education Secretary will punish those who hold back reforms for poorly peforming schools
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Labour will today attempt to ramp up pressure on the coalition by calling on Liberal Democrats to join them in condemning proposals to reintroduce O-levels and CSEs as “consigning young people to the scrapheap”.
Monday 25 June 2012
Lord Justice Leveson said today that he had no "hidden agenda" to stifle press freedom.
Sunday 24 June 2012
Sunday 24 June 2012
The Education Secretary has been criticised by one of Britain's leading classicists for making Latin look like "the favourite subject of the radical right wing".
Friday 22 June 2012
How did it go?" I ask brightly. The response is a grunt. This is my lot as the mother of a child sitting GCSEs.
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