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.”
University Of Buckingham
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Thursday 21 October 2010
Thursday 21 October 2010
Friday 10 September 2010
Students who start their university courses in two years' time will be the first to have to pay substantially more for the cost of their education once they graduate, the Universities minister, David Willetts, said yesterday.
Sunday 22 August 2010
As teenagers across the country anticipate their GCSE results this week, concerns were raised today that the exam system is in "disarray" and in need overhauling.
Saturday 21 August 2010
Thousands of young people gave up their scramble for a university place yesterday as the search for the few remaining vacancies intensified.
Friday 20 August 2010
Your correspondents (Letters, 16 August) point out that the Coalition is still prioritising spending tens of billions of pounds on a high-speed rail line while cutting front-line services. What is also a nail in the coffin of HS2 is the claim that it can be part of a "programme of measures to create a low-carbon economy".
Thursday 05 August 2010
Thursday 29 July 2010
Monday 05 July 2010
Friday 25 June 2010
The number of full-time student undergraduates will plummet by 20 per cent over the next five years, it was forecast yesterday.
Friday 18 June 2010
Thursday 10 June 2010
The coalition has made improving social mobility one of its central planks. The new Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has declared he wants to close the gap in results between the richest and poorest. Paying schools more for each disadvantaged pupil on their rolls is their big idea to achieve it.
Saturday 05 June 2010
Police today released pictures of the two teenage friends who have been missing from home for nearly three days.
Thursday 03 June 2010
Few in the present economic climate will be surprised that the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA) is to be scrapped. It has become overblown financially and has lost its way educationally. The current curriculum is full of vacuous generalities about cultural understanding, collaboration and inclusion, but leaves us little wiser about substance. But this government faces the practical realities of what, if anything, is to take its place.
Saturday 29 May 2010
A kitchen porter has been charged with attempting to poison pupils at a top public school.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
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- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more