Parents »

[5 Mar 2012 | One Comment | 1,810 views]
An appeal on behalf of oppressed families across the nation.

Dear Mr. Gove,
The latest announcement that Education Secretary Michael Gove intends to crack down on term time holidays looks like common…

Government »

[4 Mar 2012 | 9 Comments | 9,653 views]
Michael Gove scraps homework rules

By Julie Henry, Education Correspondent Telegraph
Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, has scrapped national guidelines which set out …

Government »

[1 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 1,677 views]
Too Many Students Gaining A grades, top examiner admits

By Graeme Paton, Education Editor
6:10AM GMT 01 Mar 2012
Public confidence in GCSEs and A-levels has been “undermined” by grade inflation as schools are encouraged to play the system to boost results, the former head of one of Britain’s biggest exam boards has admitted.
Employers and universities are increasingly unable to “discriminate the very best from the average and the poor” because too many teenagers leave school with A grades, it was claimed.
Jerry Jarvis, managing director of Edexcel for four years, said top marks had grown year-on-year because of bite-sized modules, exam …