From September I will be teaching a small group of prospective English teachers what I think they need to know in order to do a decent job as part of the new BPP University PGCE course. I was very flattered to be asked to be involved, particularly as..
The summer holidays are under way, but for some children, the studying – and the homework – will continue.
It was a moment of pure joy: school was out for summer.
Your school bag was shoved in the back of a cupboard. School shoes went the same way. ..
Ofqual has published its annual report on the qualifications market (2015/2016).
The report provides a picture of the qualifications available in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by recognised exam boards and changes in take up from one year to t..
The government has confirmed its ambition for 90% of year 10 pupils to study EBacc GCSEs – English, maths, history or geography, the sciences and a language – by 2025.
The original Implementing the English Baccalaureate consultation, which closed 18..
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Education, training and skills
Primary curriculum, key stage 2
Tests and assessments (key stage 2)
Key stage 2 scienc..
Just under 15 million certificates were awarded in 2015 to 2016, 7% fewer than in 2014 to 2015.
The fall was driven largely by a fall in the number of Level 1, Level 2 and Level 1/2 qualifications awarded.
The number of awarding orga..
Yesterday, the Secretary of State confirmed that the Government’s ambition remains for 90 per cent of pupils to be entered for GCSEs in the EBacc subjects, although the timescale for expecting schools to achieve this goal has been put back from 2020 ..
Tomorrow, Jo Johnson (the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation) is delivering a speech to the Reform think tank on ‘Securing VFM for students in HE’. In plain English, VFM means ‘value-for-money’. So the speech could be ten tim..
Plans to make 90% of pupils in England study the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) by 2020 have been abandoned.
Instead 75% of pupils will be expected to study this combination of core academic subjects by 2022, Education Secretary Justine Greening anno..
In Zimbabwe, thousands of depression sufferers are being helped by a network of grandmothers trained in talking therapies, who meet their patients on “Friendship Benches” outside health clinics.
In poorly-resourced hospitals in East Africa and India,..