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Daily News Summary
19 May 2016

image Queen's Speech 2016
image 'Magical mystery tour' of public examination reform
image EBacc and the arts
image Teachers put Shanghai ahead in global tests
image Edexcel C1 maths exam: Students furious over lack of whole numbers in non-calculator paper
image Fashion A-level planned by exam board
image Primary school develops inventive approach to help parents afford cheaper holidays

Queen's Speech 2016

 

Widespread coverage following the Queen's speech which was delivered in the House of Lords yesterday. Reports include law changes making schools responsible for excluded pupils; the government's plan to target underperforming and unviable councils; academisation and the Higher Education and Research Bill.

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Schools Week
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TES
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Schools Week
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Times Higher Education
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Telegraph

'Magical mystery tour' of public examination reform

 

Jonathan Belbin, Headmaster of Kimbolton School, Cambridgeshire, reflects on a 'tsunami of change' and the uncertainties it creates. Independent Schools Magazine.

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Independent Schools Magazine

EBacc and the arts

 

Letter to the Editor regarding the new English Baccalaureate. Signatories include Peter Green, Head Master at Rugby School. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Teachers put Shanghai ahead in global tests

 

The quality of teaching is the most important ingredient in Shanghai's success in education, according to a study by the World Bank. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

Edexcel C1 maths exam: Students furious over lack of whole numbers in non-calculator paper

 

The exam reportedly contained no whole numbers and asked students to multiply complex fractions and work with decimal points in their heads. By Helena Horton, The Telegraph. Also reported by The Independent and TES.

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Telegraph
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Independent
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TES

Fashion A-level planned by exam board

 

An exam board has unveiled plans for a new A-level in fashion in the face of the government’s push towards “rigorous” qualifications. By Billy Camden, Schools Week. Also reported by The Times.

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Schools Week
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Times

Primary school develops inventive approach to help parents afford cheaper holidays

 

A primary is extending its school-day to help parents afford cheaper holidays. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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