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Daily News Summary
24 Dec 2015

image Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas
image Jump in grade changes at GCSE and A-level, figures show
image Old girls warn of threat to Roedean’s heritage: boys
image Senior Ofqual director quits after five months in post
image Will the elves hit their festive targets? If the DfE did Christmas ...

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas

 

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Jump in grade changes at GCSE and A-level, figures show

 

The number of grades changed because of clerical error has doubled from 814 to 1604, the figures revealed, as exam boards cited "human error" and IT glitches as the cause of the mistakes. By Javier Espinoza, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Old girls warn of threat to Roedean’s heritage: boys

 

For 130 years, Roedean School, perched on a clifftop outside Brighton, has been one of the most prestigious, and expensive, independent girls’ schools. Now there are growing fears among some of the alumnae that the nature of the school is under threat by a plot to admit boys. By Patrick Kidd, Times.

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Times

Senior Ofqual director quits after five months in post

 

One of Ofqual’s most senior directors is to leave the exams watchdog after just five months in the job. By Kaye Wiggins, TES.

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TES

Will the elves hit their festive targets? If the DfE did Christmas ...

 

Incomprehensible change continues. Christmas will be graded against dubious criteria and subject to change, according to the Santa inspectorate’s sherry intake. Anonymous, Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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