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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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GCSEs and A-levels are well past their sell-by date | Letters
Letters: Readers on the curriculum changes and alternative degrees that could benefit students


25, Aug, 2022 @5:06 PM

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Three Tory cheers for the apocalypse after Liz Truss’s nuclear pledge | Brief letters
Brief letters: Jacinda Ardern | Bicycle licence plates | Welsh brain drain | Sewage control is a joke | A plotless Marriage


25, Aug, 2022 @5:03 PM

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Scrap GCSEs and A-levels, says Tony Blair Institute in call for ‘radical reform’
TBI recommends English schools focus on aspects such as creativity and critical thinking to ready pupils for jobs in digital world

Gemma McSherry

22, Aug, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Is the cashless society coming or going? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Coins or cards? | Jeremy Clarkson’s A-levels | Michael Gove | Remainer headgear | A 48% tattoo | From Hastings to Tbilisi

22, Aug, 2022 @5:06 PM

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The lure of studying Stem subjects in times of crisis | Letter
Letter: Stefan Hawlin says earning a living is being prioritised over understanding the deep philosophical and spiritual questions of life


21, Aug, 2022 @4:10 PM

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53,000 UK students enter university clearing, the most in over 10 years
Strong competition for places means many of those who dropped grades in their A-levels are missing out on preferred institutions

Rachel Hall

19, Aug, 2022 @1:59 PM

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Digested week: crap sifting and seed gathering – I was born for middle age | Lucy Mangan
Plus, rain at last, A-level nightmares, and losing my height advantage over my 11-year-old son

Lucy Mangan

19, Aug, 2022 @11:15 AM

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Friday briefing: Why this year’s A-level cohort might be the ‘unluckiest of all’
In today’s newsletter: They were the first year group to miss their GCSEs, and the first to sit A-level exams since the dawn of the pandemic – what do their results tell us?

Archie Bland

19, Aug, 2022 @5:43 AM

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This year’s A-level results in England explained in five charts
English literature falls out of favour while girls fare worse than boys from return to exams

Carmen Aguilar García, Pamela Duncan, Paul Torpey and Lucy Swan

18, Aug, 2022 @8:22 PM

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