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Daily News Summary
15 Oct 2015

image Private school ‘no longer automatic passport’ to Oxbridge, says author.
image Conservatives give green light to first grammar school in half a century
image British aid to private schools could violate human rights, education unions warn
image School leavers fear failure more than younger teenagers, says study
image Exam marking appeals to be overhauled, says watchdog
image Five things we've learned about Ofqual and exams today
image Early GCSE school tables are published
image QUIZ: how good is your modern-day vocabulary?

Private school ‘no longer automatic passport’ to Oxbridge, says author.

 

Mark Peel, author of a book on the history of independent schools from 1979 to now says many parents are now “wary of committing themselves” to public schooling because it doesn’t guarantee their children will go to Oxbridge. Quotes Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of ISC. By Javier Espinoza, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Conservatives give green light to first grammar school in half a century

 

Government gives approval for selective state school to be opened in Sevenoaks, Kent – an expansion of an existing school. By Richard Adams, Guardian. also reported in Times (x2), Telegraph, Independent, FT, Daily Mail, TES.

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Guardian
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Times
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Times
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Telegraph
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Independent
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Financial Times
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Daily Mail
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TES

British aid to private schools could violate human rights, education unions warn

 

British aid to private schools in developing countries could violate human rights, teaching unions, charities and campaign groups have warned. By Eleanor Busby, TES.

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TES

School leavers fear failure more than younger teenagers, says study

 

The study describes 'worrying discrepancies' in the happiness levels of girls and boys by the age of 18. By Richard Garner, Independent. Also reported in TES.

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Independent
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TES

Exam marking appeals to be overhauled, says watchdog

 

The exam regulator says there will be "significant improvements" to the process of appealing against GCSE and A-level results. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News Online.

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BBC

Five things we've learned about Ofqual and exams today

 

MPs quizzed the exams watchdog’s chief executive, Glenys Stacey, and its chair, Amanda Spielman, earlier today. Here's what we learned, By Kaye Wiggins, TES.

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TES

Early GCSE school tables are published

 

The education department is publishing league tables for secondary schools in England, based on provisional data from this summer's GCSE results. BBC News Online.

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BBC

QUIZ: how good is your modern-day vocabulary?

 

As Dictionary.com celebrates its 20th birthday, we take a look back at 20 years of language evolution and the influence of technology. By Josie Gurney-Read, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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