English Baccalaureate

When is a U-Turn Not a U-Turn?

Patrick Thompson | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Patrick Thompson

It is a puzzling aspect of modern politics that the more persistently a minister is entreated to change their mind on an issue, the greater the crowing if he or she does indeed perform an about face.

EBacctrack, EBacc-to the Future or Just Misunderstood Reforms?

Alex Dyer | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Many of the new education policies seem to focus on the short-term rather than long-term. Of course a rational person wouldn't want to defend Gove, but he's right about one thing. Change is needed.

Michael Gove Says GCSE Reforms 'A Bridge Too Far' As He Performs U-Turn

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Politics

Michael Gove confirmed today he will not press ahead with plans to scrap GCSEs, saying the reforms were "a bridge too far". The education secretary...

'Stop Taking The Urgency Pills'

PA | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

An influential Tory MP has launched a stinging attack on Michael Gove as he called on him to slow down the pace of his school reforms. Graham Stuar...

Gove us a Break - Why the New Ebacc Reeks of Ignorance

Claire Shropshall | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Shropshall

As a teenager I learned pretty swiftly that exam boards didn't care if you could write a novel on photosynthesis or recite the periodic table backwards while gargling marmite - if you didn't bone up on past papers or use 'key words', your knowledge was useless.

Michael Gove Is... The End Of Terminator

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Comedy

(By @davidschneider and Chigwiri.com - with hat-tip to @newsbarf) More TOPICALOLs: Stacey Solomon Voices iPhone's Siri - See The Ad! Kate Middl...

Does Stephen Twigg Believe What He's Saying On Ebacc?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Not an easy afternoon for Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg, who had to stand up and respond to Michael Gove's heavily-trailed announcement tha...

'Satisfactory' Has No Place in Schools

Sachin Patel | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sachin Patel

It is right that schools are competitive environments because a school is a microcosm of real society. A debating tournament is not won by the fastest or the strongest or the man who grafts.

Religious Education: Has the 'Ebac' Got its Back?

Tony Baldry | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Tony Baldry

The English baccalaureate is having positive effects on many subjects chosen at GCSE and A-Level but increasingly so it seems, having devastating effe...

Pupils 'Returning To Core Subjects'

PA | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Secondary school pupils are flocking back to core academic subjects most valued by universities and employers, according to new r...

GCSE A Grades Record Predicted

Posted 21.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCiATION -- Nearly one in four GCSE entries could be awarded at least an A grade in what is expected to be another record year of results, it...

Michael Rundle

English Baccalaureate Introduced Too Early, Says Select Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.09.2011 | UK Politics

The English baccalaureate, a performance measure used in school league tables, was introduced too early a report by a committee of MPs has said. Wh...