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Third of early years care ‘not good’

Thousands of nurseries and childminders in England are still not giving youngsters a good standard of care and education, statistics released by the watchdog, Ofsted, suggest.
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Michael Gove’s new maths curriculum risks damaging pupils by introducing them to multiplication and division ‘years too early’, says report

Education Secretary Michael Gove is wrong to suggest his new maths curriculum is based on those of high performing countries like Singapore, says a report out today.


    








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Early university applications down

Fewer people apply early for UK universities than at this point last year.
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Gove acts to block early GCSE entry

Education secretary Michael Gove is to change school leagues tables in England to stop them “gaming the league table system” by encouraging pupils to take GCSEs early.
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‘Old habits’ return to early academies as A-level results slump

The first tranche of state schools to be granted independent academy status by the Government suffered a significant decline in their A-level performance last year, an analysis of results by The Independent suggests.


    

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Ministers plan clampdown on pupils taking GCSEs early, after dramatic rise in 15-year-olds taking exam was largely responsible for record drop in pass rate

Ministers are planning a clampdown on schools entering their pupils for GCSEs a year early after it emerged that a dramatic rise in the number of 15-year-olds taking the exam was largely responsible for a drop in the pass rate.


    








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Ministers plan clampdown on pupils taking GCSEs early, as it emerges dramatic rise in 15-year-olds taking exam was largely responsible record drop in pass rate

Ministers are planning a clampdown on schools entering their pupils for GCSEs a year early after it emerged that a dramatic rise in the number of 15-year-olds taking the exam was largely responsible for a drop in the pass rate.


    








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Pupils entered for GCSE exams a year early are likely to get lower grades, Ofqual chief warns

Thousands of pupils put in for their GCSE exams a year early are likely to get lower grades, the head of the exams regulator Ofqual is warning.


    








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Under-fives need more time to play, say carers as they warn of ‘schoolification’ of children’s early years

The “schoolification” of early years education is leaving under-fives without enough time to play, those who care for children have warned.

    




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Schools asked to open early for G8

Schools have been advised to open early on Monday because of disruption caused by the G8 summit in Northern Ireland.
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