Tag Archives: GCSE’s

For many young people ‘study hard, work hard, go to university, get a job’ isn’t reality

The media and political debate over grade inflation and Michael Gove’s proposed GCSE reforms disguise how difficult it is for young people in today’s struggling economy.

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GCSEs u-turn: Wales welcomes “foolish and unhelpful” Gove as the “repentant sinner”

Welsh education minister Leighton Andrews has welcomed Michael Gove’s humiliating u-turn on GCSEs, declaring the education secretary a “repentant sinner”.

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Gove: Ebaccs will give us most rigorous education system in the world

Michael Gove has done a U-turn over plans to scrap GCSEs.

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While Gove tinkers, Wales retains the GCSE

The Welsh government has opted to retain the current exams model of GCSEs and A-Levels, putting Wales and England on course to see radically different systems.

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Why isn’t Boris speaking up for those hit by the GCSE regrading nightmare?

With Boris Johnson calling for a London-wide education authority, Tom Copley demands justice for those let down by the GCSE system.

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Gove must stop seeing the British education system as part of a global qualifications race

News of education secretary Michael Gove’s plans to scrap GCSEs made headlines this morning and the story warrants some unpicking.

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Wales education minister: Gove’s way of announcing GCSE reforms was “bonkers”

Education secretary Michael Gove wants to scrap the national curriculum and bring back exam systems from the past, to the anger of the Welsh education minister.

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Yet again the detractors seek to undermine GCSE results

It does seem quite extraordinary that this year’s outstanding GCSE results were greeted as being symptomatic of exams that are too easy and which need to be reformed.

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League tables show Gove’s lack of ambition on underperforming schools

A closer look at the school league tables reveals the govt. is being insufficiently ambitious about turning round under-performing schools, writes Rick Muir.

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