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Daily News Summary
2 Sep 2015

image Blog of the week: Why GCSEs do matter
image 'Exams have clouded the thinking of schools to the detriment of pupils'
image David Cameron vows he 'will not waver' on pledge to open 500 free schools
image One in four families move house to secure school place – survey
image New London free school will teach pupils in the same way as the ancient Greeks
image Debrett's to teach teens how to behave online

Blog of the week: Why GCSEs do matter

 

This year nearly one third of GCSE/IGCSE entries from pupils at independent schools achieve an A* grade. Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of the Independent Schools Council discusses the importance of these exams.

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'Exams have clouded the thinking of schools to the detriment of pupils'

 

Exams aren't the essential building blocks of education – students need to take responsibility for their own learning, argues Peter Tait, former headmaster of Sherborne Preparatory School. The Telegraph. References Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of ISC.

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David Cameron vows he 'will not waver' on pledge to open 500 free schools

 

David Cameron has vowed he “will not waver” from his commitment to open hundreds more free schools over the next five years. By Richard Vaughan, The TES. Also reported by BBC News online, The Guardian and The Times.

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One in four families move house to secure school place – survey

 

Parents are willing to pay well above average to be within catchment area of sought-after schools, with one in six buying or renting a second property. By Richard Adams, The Guardian. Also reported by The TES, BBC News online and The Telegraph.

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New London free school will teach pupils in the same way as the ancient Greeks

 

Secondary to use 'classical trivium' method of grammar, logic and rhetoric. By Richard Garner, The Independent.

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Debrett's to teach teens how to behave online

 

The society guide will lecture teenagers on the "dangers of oversharing". By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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