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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Exam system is ‘outdated and archaic’, says Eton headmaster Tony Little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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College for dyslexic pupils uses unique 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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Student loan system ‘tipping point’

There are so many problems and incorrect forecasts in the student loan system that there needs to be a complete review, says a report from MPs.
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Reform of ‘messy, muddled’ higher education system could see half of Britain’s universities closed

Half the country’s universities should be closed in sweeping reforms to the UK’s “messy, muddled” higher education system, according to the former head of the body which represents university vice-chancellors.









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Teachers accuse Michael Gove of ruining England’s school system with ‘corporate greed’

Education Secretary Michael Gove is allowing England’s state school system to be destroyed by “corporate greed” through his controversial free schools and academies programme, teachers claimed yesterday.









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Duke of York says education system has become too centred on university degrees

The British education system has become too focussed on youngsters automatically being channelled towards going to university, the Duke of York told a conference of newspaper editors.









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