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    Is China’s world-beating school system really the best for students?

    China’s education system is the envy of many Western governments, who are keen to replicate the nation’s high test scores and levels of discipline in their own schools.












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    Independent Commission on Fees urges Office for Budget Responsibility to investigate whether student loans system is ‘value for money’

    The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) is being urged to launch an investigation into the current student loan system to find out whether it provides value for money for both students and taxpayers.












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    Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with ‘topics’ as country reforms its education system

    For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.









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    Finland schools: Subjects are out and ‘topics’ are in as country reforms its education system

    For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.









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    New exam system ‘gives pupils no second chance’

    Michael Gove’s decision to ditch modular GCSEs and A-Levels for sudden death exams gives struggling pupils “no second chance” in the exam system, according to a leading independent school headmistress.









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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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    University system geared towards foreign students could undermine our economy, says warns vice-chancellor

    Universities are being forced to teach overseas students who return home with skills that help build their countries to compete against us, a leading vice-chancellor warns on Monday.









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    Exam system is ‘outdated and archaic’, says Eton headmaster Tony Little

    An unlikely opponent of exam league tables emerged today, with the head of Britain’s top public school mounting an attack on the Government’s approach to measuring the success of education.









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    Exam system is ‘archaic’, says Eton headmaster Tony Little

    An unlikely opponent of exam league tables emerged today, with the head of Britain’s top public school mounting an attack on the Government’s approach to measuring the success of education.









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    College for dyslexic pupils uses flashcard system to teach literacy

    The traditional scene played out every year on GCSE results day is of girls leaping into the air clutching a brace of certificates revealing untold A* passes. Invariably the school featured has produced a record pass rate. There are schools, though, whose lesser achievements arguably merit more celebration. Take Maple Hayes Hall in Lichfield, Staffordshire.









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