Education News Round-Up September 1st

Private schools A-level dip reflects national trends Private schools saw a dip in top A-level results this year, largely reflecting national trends, figures released by the sector suggest. Read more Wide variation in Sats results revealed across local authorities This year’s Sats results showed “considerable variation” between local authorities – with the greatest difference being […]

Education News Round-Up August 24th

Record university offers now 3% higher than last year The number of people offered places at UK universities has now hit a record 442,900 – 3% up on 2015, official figures show. Read more Random events on exam days affect pupils’ later earnings, researchers find Random events that take place on the day of a […]

Education News Round-Up July 17th

AS-level results ‘more variable’ this year, schools warned Schools and colleges are being warned to expect “more variation” in AS-level results in England this year, the first since they were split from A-levels. Read more A-level and GCSE questions to be ‘crowdsourced’ from teachers Cambridge Assessment, which owns the OCR exam board, will ask teachers […]

Education News Round-Up July 6th

‘Top universities to offer full degrees online in five years’ Leading universities will offer fully accredited undergraduate courses online within five years, says the founder of a leading US online university network. Read more Teachers react with shock and anger to Sats reading test results Leader of headteachers’ union calls for the results of the […]

Education News Round-Up June 30th

More English schools rated good or outstanding by Ofsted There has been a slight increase in the proportion of schools and academies in England judged good or outstanding. Read more A pledge to improve marking and 5 other messages for teachers in the new Ofqual chief’s first major speech New chief regulator Sally Collier says […]