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School league tables: Number of schools failing to reach minimum government GCSE targets doubles

The number of secondary schools failing to reach government minimum targets for exam performance has more than doubled, official tables published on Thursday show.









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Record number of British students opting to study in US

Record numbers of UK students are choosing to take up places at US universities.









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New GCSE grading system: Number of pupils given top marks to be slashed

An elite new GCSE grade for the most outstanding students will be awarded only to the top one in five candidates who currently get A and A*, the exams watchdog Ofqual has announced.









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Number of job vacancies requiring a first-class degree has fallen by 80 per cent in two years, study finds

Fewer employers are insisting on applicants for jobs having a first-class degree, according to research published today.









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Number of primary school children taking part in arts activities has dropped by a third since the last election, Labour claims

A significant drop in the number of primary school children taking part in dance, music and drama is highlighted in a report by Labour today.









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Number of people in poverty falls

The number of people living in poverty in the UK has fallen by 100,000 – but levels rose in Scotland, official government figures show.
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Highest ever number of school staff

The number of teachers, assistants and support staff working in state schools in England has risen to a record level of 1.3 million people.
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Gove slams number of PM’s Etonians

The number of former Eton pupils in Prime Minister David Cameron’s inner circle is “ridiculous”, Education Secretary Michael Gove says.
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Number of students going to Oxford or Cambridge no measure of a schools success, says top head

Schools should not be judged by the numbers they get into Oxford or Cambridge, according to the head teacher of one of the country’s leading independent schools.


    








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Growing number of teachers and pupils caught cheating in exams

A growing number of teachers, pupils and schools were caught cheating in this year’s GCSE, AS and A-level exams, according to official figures published on Wednesday.


    








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