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Pupils who used food banks in pandemic fared worse at GCSEs, study finds
Findings prompt concerns about long-term impact of cost-of-living crisis on poorer students’ life chances

Sally Weale Education correspondent

25, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Wednesday briefing: Are standardised tests failing children?
In today’s newsletter: Sats tests have left students in tears, and teachers and parents calling for an overhaul. Here’s how they are supposed to work – and what critics say needs to change

Archie Bland

17, May, 2023 @5:53 AM

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Top marks for these scathing school reports | Letters
Letters: Teachers and students recall their most caustic and amusing observations

01, May, 2023 @3:59 PM

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Exam marking boycott by UK university staff could delay graduations this summer
University and College Union to go ahead with industrial action after members reject offer on pay and working conditions

Richard Adams Education editor

18, Apr, 2023 @3:50 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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Books by female authors studied by just 2% of GCSE pupils, finds study
Campaigners urge exam boards to diversify English literature set texts to challenge rising misogyny

Rachel Hall

02, Mar, 2023 @12:00 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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Prelim exams rescheduled as Scottish teachers strike for second day
Secondary schools shut across Scotland, before 16 consecutive days of action from next week in row over pay

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

11, Jan, 2023 @11:42 AM

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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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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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Exam cheating at UK audit firms uncovered by watchdog
Financial Reporting Council urges ‘vigilance’ after cheating in tests underpinning professional qualifications found at top auditors

Anna Isaac City Editor

21, Dec, 2022 @5:13 PM

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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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