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Daily News Summary
10 Aug 2015

image 'Name and shame' exam boards who fail to mark A-level papers properly
image The school putting boys’ mental health on the curriculum
image Answer the question: Unwarranted help in tests makes mockery of Sats scores
image A-level results: the long and anxious wait ... for parents
image Schools raise fears over mistakes in A-level marks
image Teenagers forced to study fewer A-levels in squeeze on public spending, says exam boss
image Universities outside London targeting capital's teenagers with prospect of cheaper living in the North and Midlands
image Graduate passport to top jobs expires
image University gender gap growing warns admissions chief
image Go with the flow on A-level Results Day

'Name and shame' exam boards who fail to mark A-level papers properly

 

A leading headmaster has said the marking system must be made more transparent by introducing the publication of re-grade statistics by subject and by exam board. By Richard Harman, headmaster of Uppingham School and Chair of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC), The Telegraph. Also the subject of a news item in The Telegraph, in which Mr Harman is quoted.

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Telegraph

The school putting boys’ mental health on the curriculum

 

Last autumn Michael Roulston, headmaster of the elite Dulwich Prep London, visited a similar private school in Cape Town a day after it had suffered a terrible tragedy. A young boy had taken his own life. By Martin Fletcher, The Times. Mr Roulston is quoted. Mentions the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and also Eton, Westminster, St Paul’s, Harrow and Marlborough.

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Times

Answer the question: Unwarranted help in tests makes mockery of Sats scores

 

This week’s questions are answered by Andrew Halls, head master of King’s College School in Wimbledon, southwest London. The Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

A-level results: the long and anxious wait ... for parents

 

Parents can be left just as stressed as pupils by the long two month wait for A-level results; there is just so much at stake, says Boarding School Beak. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Schools raise fears over mistakes in A-level marks

 

Thousands of students are expected to receive incorrect A-level results next week after the Government's regulator said an exam board "lacked understanding" of marking. By Javier Espinoza, Education Editor, The Telegraph. Quotes William Richardson, general secretary of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC). Also reported by The Times, (which mentions Brighton College), The Observer (which quotes Quotes Christopher Green, a veteran examiner and director of English and drama at the Perse school in Cambridge), The Independent and The Daily Mail.

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Times
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Independent
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Daily Mail

Teenagers forced to study fewer A-levels in squeeze on public spending, says exam boss

 

Teenagers are being forced to study fewer A-levels as a result of the Government’s squeeze on public spending, an exam-board boss has said. Mark Dawe, chief executive of the OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA) exam board, said a growing number of schools and sixth-form colleges were arranging for their pupils to sit three A-levels instead of four. By Richard Garner, Education Editor, The Independent on Sunday. The BBC reports that a record number of sixth-formers put in extra projects (by unnamed reporter, BBC News online).

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BBC

Universities outside London targeting capital's teenagers with prospect of cheaper living in the North and Midlands

 

In the latest recruitment war, universities such as Leicester and Hull offering incentives to London school-leavers to enrol with them. by Richard Garner, The Independent on Sunday.

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Independent

Graduate passport to top jobs expires

 

Students can no longer assume that a good degree will result in a well-paid, interesting career, the head of the universities admissions service has warned. By Sian Griffiths, Education Editor, The Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

University gender gap growing warns admissions chief

 

A worrying gender gap has emerged in higher education, with girls dominating admissions to leading universities, the head of the admissions service has warned. By Javier Espinoza, Education Editor, The Sunday Telegraph.

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Sunday Telegraph

Go with the flow on A-level Results Day

 

Whether you get what you want, what you need, or neither on A-level Results Day 2015, use our chart to plan your next move ahead of the big day. By Eleanor Doughty and Richard Burgess, The Telegraph. The Observer also includes an item on what teachers can do to help anxious or upset students.

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Observer

 

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