GCSEs

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How an Oxfordshire school created its own enriching baccalaureate
Wood Green school is pioneering a new approach that aims to reward pupils for debating skills, teamwork and community service as well as academic success

Fiona Millar

14, May, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Exam stress: how to help children cope with GCSEs and A-levels
Tips for parents and carers include talking openly, helping them relax, and creating revision routines

Sally Weale Education correspondent

06, May, 2022 @8:29 AM

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Pupils in England showing high anxiety in run-up to GCSEs and A-levels, teachers say
Reports of panic attacks, anger, self-harm and disengagement before first exams in three years since Covid

Sally Weale Education correpondent

06, May, 2022 @8:29 AM

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Pens down: England’s exams regulator exploring online A-levels and GCSEs
School leaders say online exams could allow them to go ahead in lockdown-style conditions in future

Richard Adams Education editor

04, May, 2022 @4:11 PM

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Exam board adds new plays by writers of colour to drama GCSE and A-Level
The Empress by Tanika Gupta among new additions in attempt to diversify AQA’s offering for drama students in England

Sally Weale Education correspondent

27, Apr, 2022 @5:01 AM

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IFS: England’s student loan change to hit poor and minority ethnic people harder
One in four who received free school meals would not be able to get loans under proposal, analysis finds

Richard Adams Education editor

26, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Simple tips to get through exams | Letter
Letter: Dr Margaret Coombe offers practical advice on how students, and schools, can reduce stress and boost success

Letters

17, Apr, 2022 @3:39 PM

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Start GCSE and A-level revision in Easter holidays to reduce stress, say teachers
With some exams just five weeks away after year of disruption for students, experts say early revision can help

Richard Adams Education editor

10, Apr, 2022 @1:57 PM

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Zahawi’s English schools white paper leaves many in sector underwhelmed
Hopes were high after blunders of Williamson’s tenure, but 60-page vision for future offers little to inspire

Sally Weale Education correspondent

28, Mar, 2022 @6:51 PM

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Museum visits do not improve GCSE results, study reveals
Report finds no correlation between better exam grades and exposure to ‘middle-class’ outings

Michael Savage Policy Editor

12, Mar, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Student loan plans will lead to greater inequality | Letters
Letters: Setting GCSE requirements to access loans would unfairly affect dyslexic and dyscalculic pupils, writes Brian Butterworth, while Sam Parrett says the proposal goes against the ‘levelling up’ principle

Letters

03, Mar, 2022 @5:14 PM

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Minimum GCSE threshold for student loans will hit poorest hardest, say experts
Critics say government plan to block candidates in England who fail GCSE maths or English is retrograde step

Sally Weale Education correspondent

23, Feb, 2022 @1:55 PM

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