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Languages and creative arts losing favour with GCSE and A-level students
More vocational subjects such as computing and business preferred by those studying in England

Rachel Hall

01, Jun, 2023 @3:31 PM

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Cuts in school trips in England hitting children in poorer areas hardest, shows poll
Survey shows large cuts to outings, teaching assistants and GCSE and A-level choices, reflecting ‘decades of government underfunding’

Sally Weale Education correspondent

25, Apr, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Schools’ Stem diversity problem needs systemic solution, say MPs
Report finds students from black Caribbean backgrounds in England ‘acutely’ underrepresented in Stem

Sally Weale Education correspondent

24, Mar, 2023 @5:01 AM

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Ministers put £15m towards tackling decline in language learning in England
Exclusive: University College London to develop language programme in secondary schools over three years

Anna Bawden

03, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Specialist London state school averaged A* for every A-level entry in 2022
DfE figures show selective King’s College London mathematics school topped results in England last summer

Richard Adams Education editor

02, Feb, 2023 @5:45 PM

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The problems created by Sunak’s maths lessons | Letters
Letters: Readers remain unconvinced by the prime minister’s plan for students to study maths until the age of 18

06, Jan, 2023 @3:52 PM

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Rishi Sunak to propose maths for all pupils up to age 18
PM to set out plan to enhance numeracy for pupils in England in first policy speech of 2023

Pippa Crerar Political editor

03, Jan, 2023 @10:30 PM

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London private school investigated over blanket A or A* grades in 2021 A-levels
North London Collegiate school has faced multiple malpractice allegations over way grades awarded

Richard Adams Education editor

24, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Surge in GCSE and A-level candidates penalised for ‘malpractice’ in England
Possession of mobile phones and smartwatches the biggest single cause for sanctions

Richard Adams Education editor

15, Dec, 2022 @2:43 PM

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England’s A-level and GCSE grades to fall to pre-Covid levels in 2023
Some warn about impact on disadvantaged students, who suffered greatest learning loss during pandemic

Richard Adams Education editor

29, Sep, 2022 @3:43 PM

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Britain’s traumatised education system needs a break – and a decent minister | Simon Jenkins
After two-plus years of Covid and seven secretaries of state in the past six years, teachers and students deserve more support, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

02, Sep, 2022 @9:12 AM

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Private schools in England accused of ‘gaming the system’ on lockdown exam results
High GCSE and A-level grades awarded by teachers at independent schools in the pandemic fell dramatically after public exams

Julie Henry

28, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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