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Daily News Summary
15 August 2018

image A-levels and the IB - which is best for your child?
image Sixteen Russell Group universities in Clearing
image Extra protection for SEND pupils following landmark ruling
image 'Government failing to widen access to top universities'
image Call to change university admissions system
image Report favours selection for UTCs and studio schools
image Decline in A-level French and German students
image The ongoing confusion about 'teaching to the test'

A-levels and the IB - which is best for your child?

 

The Telegraph looks at A-levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB), detailing their respective benefits. The article references Gresham's School and Queen Ethelburga's College. By Anthea Rowan.

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The Telegraph

Sixteen Russell Group universities in Clearing

 

The Telegraph details the 16 Russell Group universities in Clearing this year. By Sophie Inge.

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The Telegraph

Extra protection for SEND pupils following landmark ruling

 

A landmark Upper Tribunal ruling has given SEND pupils extra protection from exclusion from school. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

'Government failing to widen access to top universities'

 

Labour MPs have claimed the Government is failing to enable more disadvantaged students to attend Russell Group institutions. By Jessica Elgot, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Call to change university admissions system

 

Sir John Dunford writes for Tes, arguing that an admissions system based on predicted grades is detrimental to disadvantaged students.

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Tes

Report favours selection for UTCs and studio schools

 

The Centre for Policy Studies has today published a report by Toby Young entitled 'Technically gifted: How selection can save technical and vocational education'. By Jude Burke, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Decline in A-level French and German students

 

Initial figures show a fall in the number of pupils in England taking modern foreign languages at A-level. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

The ongoing confusion about 'teaching to the test'

 

Alice Thomson writes in The Times in response to the debate around schools teaching to the test, following comments made by Amanda Spielman, Ofsted's chief inspector.

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The Times

 

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