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How a higher leaving age and Michael Gove’s reforms mean the GCSE is struggling for relevance

It is, according to teachers’ leader Mary Bousted, the “elephant in the room” when it comes to addressing the nation’s education priorities.












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Michael Gove’s education reforms blamed by exam board for shortage of GCSE and A-level markers

Recruitment adverts for GCSE and A-level markers placed on buses and even in the pages of cruise holiday magazines may not be enough to help solve a staffing shortage, the head of a major exam board has warned, amid calls for reform of the system.












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Michael Gove’s maths exams are too hard and must be rewritten, regulator says

Exam boards have been ordered to write new GCSE maths papers after an investigation concluded they were too hard for many students.










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Exclusive: Michael Gove still driving education policy despite being out of the job, says Lib Dem

Michael Gove, the former Education Secretary is still driving the Conservatives’ education policy rather than his successor Nicky Morgan, according her Liberal Democrat deputy.









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School chosen by David Cameron and Michael Gove may have broken rules on requests for cash

An investigation has been launched into claims that the state school chosen by David Cameron and Michael Gove for their children may have breached strict rules which ban state schools asking for financial donations from prospective parents.









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Sacked Education Secretary Michael Gove still sees papers via allies allowing him to ‘back-seat drive’ department

Michael Gove is still receiving copies of the Secretary of State for Education’s paperwork in his red box every night despite being sacked from that job six months ago, it was claimed last night.









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Angry Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw hits back at local authorities

The chief inspector of schools has clashed with council leaders, accusing them of “Ofsted bashing” to detract from their own failures in overseeing education.









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Michael Gove’s former adviser Dominic Cummings attacks Ofsted head as ‘dishonest’

Dominic Cummings, Michael Gove’s former special adviser, attacked the head of Ofsted, describing Sir Michael Wilshaw’s appointment as “the second worst personnel decision we made”.









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Sir Chris Woodhead interview: Former head of Osted and scourge of the teaching profession on academies, Michael Gove and motor neurone disease – ‘For those who thought that I was finished – I’ve got news for you’

A wry smile forms on former Chief Schools Inspector Sir Chris Woodhead’s lips as he contemplates one of the lesser-known consequences of his illness.









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GCSE results day 2014: Michael Gove’s reforms mean schools need to prepare for a shock, expert claims

Many schools – especially in disadvantaged areas – will face a “sharp shock” when they get their GCSE results tomorrow, a leading exam expert has warned.



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