Exams

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Tests don’t make pupils better at exams, but they do improve their teachers | Torsten Bell
A study in Norway also found that poorly performing students – and schools – could be spotted early

Torsten Bell

27, Nov, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Minority ethnic Britons’ educational success not reflected in pay, study finds
‘Clear evidence’ of discrimination in terms of salary and careers despite academic progress, IFS study finds

Richard Adams Education editor

14, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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A testing time for schools to do better | Letter
Letter: Helping children achieve higher scores in exams does not do much for most of those living in poverty, writes Simon Gibbs

Letters

28, Oct, 2022 @4:10 PM

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GCSE grades gap for disadvantaged pupils in England widest in a decade
Experts say summer’s results mean new child poverty strategy needed to tackle worsening gulf in attainment

Richard Adams and Sally Weale

20, Oct, 2022 @4:31 PM

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Policy of secrecy leaves authors with ‘no inkling’ works are being set for NSW’s year 12 exams
Delia Falconer and Nikki Gemmell latest writers to find out their works were selected for the HSC – after the exams

Sian Cain

13, Oct, 2022 @6:10 AM

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Four out of five pupils in England say progress suffered due to Covid
State school pupils twice as likely to feel they have fallen behind than peers in private schools, landmark study finds

Sally Weale Education correspondent

13, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Post-pandemic test results fall sharply for youngest pupils in England
Disadvantaged children fall further behind peers as teachers and parents call on Truss to boost school funding

Sally WealeEducation Correspondent

06, Oct, 2022 @4:48 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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Social mobility tsar casts doubt over grammar school revival in England
Katharine Birbalsingh says disadvantaged pupils with few resources struggle to win places

Richard Adams Education editor

23, Sep, 2022 @3:18 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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Stock answer to 50kg marrow question | Brief letters
Brief letters: More than a piece of cake | A-level results pictures | Pedanticus query | Borrowing yellow vests

Letters

26, Aug, 2022 @4:42 PM

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