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Daily News Summary
25 May 2018

image Schools told to expect volatility in exam results
image How to prepare for the reformed GCSEs
image ASCL leader says teachers can 'reclaim education'
image Figures show fall in pupils taking English and humanities at A-level
image Change uni entry requirements to increase numbers of female engineers
image League tables unfair to schools in white working class areas
image International report looking at girls' performance in maths criticised
image Study reveals air pollution levels in classrooms

Schools told to expect volatility in exam results

 

Ofqual’s chief regulator has written to headteachers, telling them to be prepared for variations in results this year due to exam reforms. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

How to prepare for the reformed GCSEs

 

A geography teacher looks at the GCSE reforms and what students need to do to effectively prepare for their exams. By Mark Enser, Tes.

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Tes

ASCL leader says teachers can 'reclaim education'

 

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), writes for Tes about the potential for teachers to set out how to improve the education system.

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Tes

Figures show fall in pupils taking English and humanities at A-level

 

Ofqual figures reveal the number of students opting to study English, history, geography and religious studies at A-level has fallen. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Change uni entry requirements to increase numbers of female engineers

 

Former universities minister, Lord Willetts, has said universities need to change their entry requirements in order to help produce more female engineers. By Richard Vaughan, iNews.

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iNews

League tables unfair to schools in white working class areas

 

Headteachers in some parts of the country have raised concerns that secondary league tables are skewed against schools serving deprived white communities. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

International report looking at girls' performance in maths criticised

 

An international report exploring the reasons behind girls' underperformance in science and maths has been criticised for its 'outdated views. By Alix Robertson, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Study reveals air pollution levels in classrooms

 

Research for the mayor of London finds that air pollution in some London classrooms is worse than outside. By Jerome Starkey, The Times. Also reported by The Guardian.

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The Times
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The Guardian

 

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