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GCSE Music - Statistics and Grade Boundaries

N.B. This is a post that may get deleted or have amendments later, if it proves that I am being daft, and haven’t read all the relevant small print! 1,227 more words


BACC to a grammar and prep school curriculum?

by Dr Valerie Coultas, School of Education, Kingston University

The Conservative government’s changes in the curriculum and testing are presented as radical, forward looking, and creating greater opportunities for all. 1,093 more words


A Letter from Nick Gibb

About a month ago, we went to visit our MP, who promised to write to the Department for Education to pass on our concerns about the education system and specifically seek assurance that our children’s mental health has been fully taken into account. 717 more words

Education Uncovered

Phonics fanatics: politicians who think they know best

This post concludes our series on phonics by asking what has been gained by politicians imposing their will on teachers. It draws on research by Professor Dominic Wyse (UCL IoE) among others, as well as official data.  865 more words

Accountability Pressures

The national curriculum needs a major rethink

A standardised system of education is something that all adults and children under the age of about 40 have in common since the Education Reform Act of 1988 brought about the national curriculum.   369 more words