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Daily News Summary
13 July 2021

image Exams 2022: Government sets out proposals for exams next summer
image Coronavirus: 'Up to 1.5 million children could be left behind in speech and understanding'
image Selective universities making fewer offers due to 'A-level grade inflation fiasco'
image 'How has Brexit impacted teacher movement in Europe?'

Exams 2022: Government sets out proposals for exams next summer

 

The Government has set out proposals for exams in summer 2022, with pupils taking GCSEs, A-levels and vocational exams in England likely to get advance notice of topics. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

The Association of School and College Leaders has raised concerns over a lack of a plan B for exams following the publication of the Government's proposals. By John Roberts, Tes.

Schools Week rounds up 'what you need to know about plans for GCSEs and A-levels'. By Freddie Whittaker.

Tes provides a subject-by-subject guide to the proposals for next year's GCSEs and A levels. By Catherine Lough.

iNews reports that ministers are considering a switch to a numerical grading system for A-levels after the grade inflation of the pandemic. By Will Hazell.

 

Coronavirus: 'Up to 1.5 million children could be left behind in speech and understanding'

 

A report by the communication charity I CAN suggests up to 1.5 million children risk being left behind in their speaking and understanding due to disruption caused by COVID. BBC News.

An analysis of more than 2,000 secondary school registers by FFT Education Datalab has revealed pupils in parts of northern England are more than three times as likely to miss classes while they self-isolate as their peers in London. By Tom Belger, Schools Week.

Primary headteacher Amanda Wilson writes for Tes, asking: "Which COVID restrictions should schools keep in September?"

Rowena Hackwood, chief executive of Astrea Academy Trust, Carol Dewhurst OBE, chief executive of Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust, and Catherine Anwar, chief executive of Summit Learning Trust, write in Tes looking at how women have brought about a school leadership revolution during the pandemic.

The Guardian reports on the steps being taken by universities to plan for post-pandemic life. By Sally Weale and Richard Adams.

The University and College Union has warned that colleges could become "incubators of COVID" under the Government’s plans for easing restrictions in these institutions. By Julia Belgutay, Tes.

 

Selective universities making fewer offers due to 'A-level grade inflation fiasco'

 

An analysis by The Times suggests elite universities are getting tougher on recruitment this year after 'the A-level grading fiasco' prompted many to give places to more students than expected last autumn. By Nicola Woolcock.

 
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The Times

'How has Brexit impacted teacher movement in Europe?'

 

Tes looks at how Brexit has affected the recruitment of UK-based teachers by international schools in Europe. By Simon Lock.

 
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Tes

 

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