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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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Overhauled GCSE system features new ‘super grade’ for ‘really exceptional students’

Plans for a new super grade for “really exceptional” students at GCSE are unveiled by the exams regulator Ofqual today.


    








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UK school inspection system needs ‘root and branch’ overhaul, insists chief inspector

A radical overhaul of the way Ofsted operates could see an end to privatised school inspections, it emerged today.


    








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Ofsted to change inspection system

The head of Ofsted is to outline changes to school inspections and will defend the schools’ watchdog, in a speech to headteachers.
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Heads plan for new assessment system

Head teachers’ leaders have outlined what they think schools should do once the national system for measuring pupils’ performance is scrapped.
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Fraud in student visa system exposed

Home Office suspends English language tests run by major company after BBC Panorama investigation finds student visa scams
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Teachers ‘concerned’ over new system

Scotland’s largest teachers’ union says schools need more support with the new qualifications for fourth-year students
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