Schools should be ‘fined’ if pupils fail get C at English and maths GCSEs, think-tank says

Schools should be “fined” if their pupils fail to get at least a C grade in English and maths at GCSE, an influential think-tank says.

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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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Offer schools a discount on exam fees for producing markers for GCSEs and A-levels, says headteacher leader

Schools should be offered a discount on exam fees for producing markers for GCSEs and A-levels, a headteachers’ leader has said.

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Successful schools could plummet down league tables after old-style GCSEs banned from rankings

Successful schools could plummet down the Government league tables after Education Secretary Nicky Morgan banned old-style GCSEs from the rankings in an unexpected U-turn.

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Revamped language GCSEs will see students discuss tattoos and German thrillers

For decades GCSE language students have wearily committed to memory such vital vocabulary as “I eat a grapefruit every morning” in search of the skills to engage their French or German counterparts in sparkling conversation.

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Abolish GCSEs or face talent crisis, warns head of CBI

GCSEs should be scrapped if the UK is going to properly nurture the business leaders of tomorrow, and an overhaul to the EU is needed for companies to thrive, according to an influential business leader.

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Exclusive: Children with nursery education get better GCSEs

Children who attend nursery or pre-school go on to achieve significantly better GCSE results than those who are kept at home before school age, a major study has found.

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Fee-paying schools doubt Wales GCSEs

Fee-paying schools in Wales looks set to follow the new GCSE courses for England next year, fearing those set in Wales “lack credibility”, BBC Wales learns.
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‘Soft GCSEs’ could face the axe from exam watchdog Ofqual

So-called soft GCSEs such as Media Studies and Leisure and Tourism could face the axe under a fresh overhaul by the exam watchdog Ofqual.

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More focus on British history and foreign languages: Massive changes to GCSEs and A-levels announced

Sweeping changes to GCSE and A-level exams will usher in an era of more focus on British history and the geography of the UK, it has been announced.

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