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Imaginative lessons and teacher-awarded exam grades | Letters
Letters: Rob Watling thinks an education secretary with imagination could transform this summer for children, while Philip C Stenning calls for moderation. Plus letters from Dr Cary Bazalgette and Sarah James


26, Feb, 2021 @5:13 PM

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England's teachers will feel the pressure over student grades this summer | Anonymous
I’ve seen firsthand how damaging exams can be. But they may be fairer than teacher-assessed grades, says an anonymous state school maths teacher


26, Feb, 2021 @2:46 PM

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South Australia's Trinity College apologises over students lynching black baby doll
School’s headmaster acknowledges ‘racist elements’ of incident and vows to improve education programs

Royce Kurmelovs

26, Feb, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Pakistan passes ‘historic’ bill banning corporal punishment of children
Ban on violence against children will only apply in Islamabad, but campaigners hope rest of the country will follow suit

Shah Meer Baloch in Islamabad

26, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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English school leaders despair over new rules on Covid tests and masks
Teachers concerned that measures are unenforceable and some parents may withhold consent for regular testing

Sally Weale and Richard Adams

25, Feb, 2021 @8:18 PM

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'I’d 100% prefer to sit exams': pupils on teacher-assessed grades
A-level and GCSE students give their verdict on the new system announced for results in England this year

Jedidajah Otte

25, Feb, 2021 @7:54 PM

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UK Covid: alert level drops from 5 down to 4 as threat of NHS being overwhelmed reduces – as it happened
Latest updates: UK medical officers agree to reduce Covid threat level but stress health services remains under severe pressure

Andrew Sparrow

25, Feb, 2021 @6:13 PM

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How will teachers decide exam grades in England this summer?
What we know so far about the plan to replace in-person exams with teacher assessments

Richard Adams

25, Feb, 2021 @5:52 PM

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System to replace school exams in England 'will be fair to every student'
Education secretary Gavin Williamson says no algorithm will be used in deciding grades

Peter Walker Political correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @12:53 PM

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Covid: masks and tests not compulsory at English schools, says minister
Nick Gibb says he hopes most pupils and schools will choose to take protection measures

Helen Pidd

25, Feb, 2021 @11:27 AM

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How will you be affected by the change in exam results in England?
We would like to hear from school and college students on how they feel about teacher assessed grades replacing most exams

Guardian community team

25, Feb, 2021 @9:38 AM

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Teachers to get sweeping powers to decide exam results in England
Algorithms will not be used again but lack of national guidelines prompt fears of grade inflation

Richard Adams Education editor

25, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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