Education News Round-Up August 24th

New GCSEs ‘hardest since O-levels’
The new-style GCSE exams in England are the most difficult since the end of O-levels in the 1980s, according to an independent school leader.

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GCSE results: How the new grading system works
From this year, some GCSE papers in England are being graded numerically on a scale from 9 to 1.

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GCSE: Pass rate dips as students face tougher exams
GCSE passes have dropped slightly across the range of subjects, with some dramatic changes in new, tougher exams sat for the first time in England.

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GCSEs ‘need tougher pass mark to catch international rivals’
Pass marks for GCSEs in England need to be pushed upwards to catch up with high performing education systems in Asia, say researchers from the Education Policy Institute.

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