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Daily News Summary
22 August 2018

image Lack of coursework in GCSEs may mean less able pupils will get lower grades
image All you need to know ahead of GCSE results day
image Science booms in popularity with more GCSE entries than any other subject
image Exam malpractice commission will enlist help of tech giants
image ISC Blog: 'If children are not exposed in school to the classical greats, the arts will become hugely vulnerable'
image Can GCSE grades be trusted if exam appeals are restricted?
image 'Drilling children for GCSEs from age 11 is deeply worrying,' says Ofsted chief
image Pupil destinations will measure success of university technical colleges

Lack of coursework in GCSEs may mean less able pupils will get lower grades

 

According to Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, the reduced amount of coursework in the reformed GCSEs could mean some schools will have lower results, with less able pupils not faring so well in final exams. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

All you need to know ahead of GCSE results day

 

Jane Lunnon, head of Wimbledon High School GDST, details the next steps for GCSE pupils. The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Science booms in popularity with more GCSE entries than any other subject

 

This year's new science “double award” was the most popular GCSE subject after maths and English. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

Exam malpractice commission will enlist help of tech giants

 

Tech giants, Google and Facebook, will be asked to contribute to a new commission aiming to crack down on exam cheating. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

ISC Blog: 'If children are not exposed in school to the classical greats, the arts will become hugely vulnerable'

 

Jessica Wheeler, principal at Elmhurst Ballet School, outlines the work of many music and dance schools across the country to provide arts education for state and independent school pupils.

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ISC

Can GCSE grades be trusted if exam appeals are restricted?

 

Yvonne Williams, a head of English and drama, writes for Tes discussing the current exam appeals system. References Shaun Fenton, chair elect of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference.

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Tes

'Drilling children for GCSEs from age 11 is deeply worrying,' says Ofsted chief

 

Amanda Spielman, the head of Ofsted, has criticised exam boards that are offering GCSE-style tests for Year 7 pupils stating the system is 'deeply worrying'. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

Pupil destinations will measure success of university technical colleges

 

The Department for Education will now judge the success of university technical colleges and studio schools (UTCs) by measuring pupil destinations. By Alix Robertson, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

 

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