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Daily News Summary
14 Aug 2015

image 'A-level reform leaves room for more important things'
image Exam boards on 'final warning' as GCSE results day looms
image Why Eton's working class head wants to ban GCSEs! Tony Little explains why teenagers just want to feel loved
image Women take record lead in university admissions
image A-level results show poorer students are getting a fairer deal
image Clearing: Top British universities dropping grades as they struggle to fill places
image Top grade A-levels rise again in Wales
image 'Tiger Who Came To Tea' author to release first children's book in 37 years

'A-level reform leaves room for more important things'

 

Moving to linear A-levels gives year 12 back to students, allowing them to learn naturally and explore their passions, writes Jane Lunnon, head of Wimbledon High School (GDST). The Telegraph.

The Telegraph also report on the success of a student at Brighton College and continues to provide rolling coverage of results day, referencing several ISC schools. The Times reports on the success of students at Harris Westminster Sixth Form, which is sponsored by Westminster School and The Guardian quote Richard Cairns, headmaster of Brighton College.

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Guardian

Exam boards on 'final warning' as GCSE results day looms

 

Exam boards are on their “final warning” and must prove that they have “upped their game” to prevent a radical overhaul of the system that could threaten their existence, government sources have told TES. By Kaye Wiggins. The full article, in today’s TES magazine, features a quote from Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of ISC.

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TES

Why Eton's working class head wants to ban GCSEs! Tony Little explains why teenagers just want to feel loved

 

A book review of Tony Little’s ‘An Intelligent Person’s Guide To Education’, by Brian Viner. The Daily Mail.

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Daily Mail

Women take record lead in university admissions

 

The gap between women and men at university has grown to its largest in modern times as the number of female students increases. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times. There is further widespread coverage of A-Level results in The Independent, The TES and BBC News online.

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BBC

A-level results show poorer students are getting a fairer deal

 

They need liberation from the soft bigotry of low expectations. An opinion piece by Nick Gibb, Schools Minister, in The Times. There are also comment pieces by Malcom Trobe, deputy general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, in The Telegraph and Sean Coughlan, Education correspondent, BBC News online.

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BBC

Clearing: Top British universities dropping grades as they struggle to fill places

 

Britain’s top universities are desperately dropping grades as they struggle to fill places at usually highly-coveted courses during clearing. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Top grade A-levels rise again in Wales

 

The proportion of students in Wales achieving the top grade at A-level has risen again and is at its highest since being brought in five years ago. By Arwyn Jones, BBC News online.

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BBC

'Tiger Who Came To Tea' author to release first children's book in 37 years

 

Judith Kerr, author of school-library favourite The Tiger Who Came To Tea has written her first illustrated children's novel in 37 years. By Adi Bloom, The TES.

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