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Daily News Summary
21 Aug 2015

image What’s happening in our state schools is little short of a miracle
image 'Kill GCSEs? Be careful what you wish for'
image Malala celebrates string of top GCSEs
image Boys catching up with girls in GCSE exam performance, new results show
image Exam boards warned new GCSEs are ‘too easy’
image Britain's students increasingly embrace Right-wing economics
image Don’t hand Britain’s universities back to the elite

What’s happening in our state schools is little short of a miracle

 

Staggering advances have been made by teachers and Academies freed from the heavy hand of the state. Opinion piece by Fraser Nelson, The Telegraph. Also the subject of a news article in The Telegraph, which quotes Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of ISC.

ISC have released a statement responding to the article.

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Telegraph
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Telegraph
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ISC

'Kill GCSEs? Be careful what you wish for'

 

GCSEs can always be improved, but the fact they exist is the mark of a mature, aspirational and fair-minded society, writes Andrew Halls, head master of King’s College School, Wimbledon. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Malala celebrates string of top GCSEs

 

Among those celebrating exam success is girls' education campaigner, Malala Yousafzai who gained a string of As and A*s in her GCSEs. By unnamed reporter, BBC News online. Malala is a student at Edgbaston High School in Birmingham.

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BBC

Boys catching up with girls in GCSE exam performance, new results show

 

Headteachers’ leaders claimed the reduction was likely to be down to former Education Secretary Michael Gove’s exam reforms. By Richard Garner, The Independent. Further reporting of GCSE results in The Financial Times, The Times and The Guardian.

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Independent
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Financial Times
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Times
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Guardian

Exam boards warned new GCSEs are ‘too easy’

 

The government’s GCSE reform programme has been plunged into further uncertainty and controversy, with sample papers for the new qualifications rejected in several key subjects amid concerns that they are too easy, TES has learned. By Kaye Wiggins, The TES.

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TES

Britain's students increasingly embrace Right-wing economics

 

The UK's students are more likely to embrace Right-wing economic beliefs than the rest of Britain's adults, according to a new survey. By unnamed reporter, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Don’t hand Britain’s universities back to the elite

 

Despite the bad news on graduate jobs, if we feed the myth that student life is a waste of money we’ll simply turn back the clock. Comment by Gaby Hinsliff, The Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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