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Cambridge University may bring back entry exam as too many acing A-levels

Cambridge University is considering reintroducing an entrance exam because too many applicants get top marks in their A-levels, in a move that has raised concerns that state school pupils would be put at a disadvantage.












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Exam board forced to include female composers on A-level music syllabus by teenager’s campaign

One of Britain’s biggest exam boards has been forced to change their A-level music syllabus after a teenager won her campaign to ensure female composers were studied on the course.












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Schools are ‘too focused on exam results and don’t prepare students for the workplace’, survey finds

Schools are too focused on exam results and are not doing enough to equip students for the workplace, according to a recent survey.












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GCSE exam results: The top 10 best performing GCSEs of 2015

Exam results season is all but over for another year as hundreds of thousands of high school pupils from across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland eagerly tear open their GCSE exam results before answering that all-important question: What will I do now?












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Teenagers’ exam results boosted through scheme pairing them to work with small children

Looking after a three-year-old can help improve your exam results, it has emerged.












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Boys catching up with girls in GCSE exam performance, new results show

Boys are closing the gap with girls in GCSE performance, after the Government scrapped coursework.












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Teenagers forced to study fewer A-levels in squeeze on public spending, says exam boss

Teenagers are being forced to study fewer A-levels as a result of the Government’s squeeze on public spending, an exam-board boss has said.












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SQA exam results 2015: Exam board admits Higher Maths paper for Scotland’s students was ‘too hard’

Scottish students who feel their Higher Maths exam was too difficult can try to find some solace as the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) itself has admitted the exam was too hard.












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SQA exam results: High student pass-rates under scrutiny in Scotland, despite exam reforms and low literacy rates

As Scotland’s students wake-up to record exam pass-rates across the country today, and scramble to snap-up university places, questions are now being raised as to why this year’s pupils have performed so much better than previously – despite there being a reform in the system.












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SQA Higher Maths exam 2015: Pass mark for the controversial Scottish paper ‘considerably reduced’ to 34%, SQA reveals

The controversial new Higher Maths exam which sent Scottish students into a frenzy online for being ‘too difficult’ had its pass mark considerably reduced, it has been revealed.












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