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Daily News Summary
25 Aug 2016

image GCSE Results 2016
image Live results coverage
image Comment and opinion on GCSE results
image Advice and information for GCSE pupils
image GCSE exam results day: Press releases
image Professional jobs dominated by white, male, well-off graduates
image Loss of school nurses ‘raises sex abuse risk’

GCSE Results 2016

 

Most titles carry extensive coverage of this year's GCSE results. The majority of papers focus on the dramatic decline in A*-C grades and this is covered by The Guardian, Independent, Schools Week, BBC News online and TES. Schools Week looks at overall trends and stats; TES reports, in separate articles, that computing entries have risen 76 per cent as languages and creative subjects plummet, and that the gap between the GCSE achievements of girls and boys is at its widest since 2002; Telegraph examines which subjects students did the best and worst in.

King’s College School in Wimbledon, is referenced by The Guardian, where three students each achieved 14 A* s and, overall, 96% of the school’s entries gained A*s or As.

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Guardian
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Independent
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Schools Week
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BBC
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TES
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Schools Week
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TES
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TES
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Telegraph

Live results coverage

 

News and opinion will continue throughout the day. The Telegraph, Schools Week and Guardian have live streams.

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Telegraph
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Schools Week
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Guardian

Comment and opinion on GCSE results

 

A number of opinion pieces reflect on GCSE results. Malcom Trobe, interim general secretary of ASCL, writes that the Government must urgently review EBacc plans; Naomi Climer, president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, argues that more schools must adopt IB and students shouldn't be forced to narrow their options so early;

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Telegraph
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Telegraph

Advice and information for GCSE pupils

 

The Independent advises pupils which A levels to take now GCSE results have been received. BBC News online includes a 'users guide' to this year's results. The Telegraph also features an article detailing the latest raft of changes in the education system, including information on the new grading system and Progress 8.

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Independent
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BBC
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Telegraph

GCSE exam results day: Press releases

 

If your school is sending out press releases about today's GCSE results, please also email them to georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk. The national and education press is always looking for interesting stories and we hope to be able to pass on some of these to journalists. Also, do tag us in Twitter posts - @ISC_Schools.

Professional jobs dominated by white, male, well-off graduates

 

White, male and better-off graduates continue to dominate the professional classes more than three years after leaving university, even after quality of qualifications and other factors are taken into account, according to data compiled from universities in England. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Loss of school nurses ‘raises sex abuse risk’

 

A drop in the number of school nurses is putting children at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse, experts warn. By Katie Gibbons, The Times. Also reported by TES.

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TES

 

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