Monthly Archives: August 2012

Headteachers warn they may still launch legal challenge despite Ofqual ruling out re-grading GCSE English results

Headteachers today warned they could still mount a legal challenge over GCSE English, as Ofqual said that this summer’s results will not be re-graded.




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O’Dowd launches GCSE grade review

Education Minister, John O’Dowd, asks the Northern Ireland exams regulator to carry out its own review into GCSE English grades.
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London Met given visa deadline

Some 2,600 foreign students affected by the London Metropolitan University visa ban are given until at least 1 December to find a new course.
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English GCSEs will not be regraded, says Ofqual

January’s GCSE English exams were “graded generously” but the June boundaries were properly set and candidates’ work properly graded, Ofqual said today.




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English GCSEs won’t be re-graded

England’s exams regulator, Ofqual, says there will be no re-grading of English GCSEs in the row over grade boundary changes.
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Ofqual accused in GCSE grading row

Exams regulator Ofqual first identified a major problem at the heart of this summer’s English GCSE grading crisis almost three years ago but failed to act on it, it has been claimed.




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AUDIO: Squatter: ‘I am not a criminal’

Katy Kennedy, a teacher and squatter for the past 10 months, says she does not have a back-up plan when a new law criminalising squatters comes in to force tomorrow.
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Michael Gove accused of wasting money on free schools

Education Secretary Michael Gove was accused today of wasting millions of pounds of public money on “pet projects which do not benefit pupils”.




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London Met’s future at stake as 2,500 students face deportation

Britain’s reputation as a world-class centre for higher education faces irreparable damage, the Government was warned last night, as more than 2,500 foreign students fought desperately to avoid deportation after their visas were suddenly cancelled.




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Questions over axed free schools

Michael Gove is asked by Labour to reveal how much has been spent on collapsed free schools projects.
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