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A Fall in A-Level Top Grades? I'm Glad I Chose the International Baccalaureate

Shanna Engelhardt | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Shanna Engelhardt

As the 300,000 A-level students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their results, the media was quick to announce the fall in the proportion of A-levels awarded top grades, for the second year running.

Judgement Day For A-Level Students

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A frantic day of clearing got underway on Thursday morning as teenagers found out their A-level results. Students across the country are nervously ...

Didn't Get the A-level Results You Needed? Don't Worry Success Doesn't Require a Degree

Jessica Rose | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Rose

I did go to Uni, but not out of a choice or really wanting to, mainly due to social pressures that make every young person feel they should, or have to. As a result I dropped out after 1-year to set up my own business making and selling jewellery, which turned out to be the best decision I ever made.

Calling Universities for Clearing 2013: What to Ask and What to Avoid

John MacLachlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
John MacLachlan

It's that time of year when students the length and breadth of the country wait with baited breath to hear if they have been successful in attaining the necessary grades to get into the university of their choice. For many, the outcome won't be as they had hoped (or expected), in which case, it's time to turn their attentions to Clearing 2013!

University Emails Wrong Exam Results To Thousands Of Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Final year students were left feeling "horrible and nervy" after the University of Liverpool emailed thousands with the wrong exams results, in an inc...

GCSE Re-Sit Results To Be Released

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of pupils across the UK will be experiencing a sickening sense of déjà vu as they prepare to receive their GCSE results for a second time ...

Number Of Teens Scoring 'Good' GCSEs Falls For The First Time In History

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The proportion of teenagers scoring at least five Cs at GCSE including English and maths has fallen for the first time, official figures show, adding ...

Will We See A Repeat Of The GCSE Fiasco?

PA | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of schools saw a large fall in the numbers of pupils scoring at least a C in GCSE English this year, heads said on Friday, as they warned tha...

GCSE Re-sits A 'Gross Injustice'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Headteachers said on Thursday the tens of thousands of students having to re-sit their GCSE English exam next month after a scandal which was not thei...

45,000 Pupils To Resit English GCSEs

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than 45,000 pupils will resit their English GCSEs next month after a scandal over grades. About one in 14 who took the exam will resit, accord...

Lawyers Muscle In On GCSE Fiasco As Ofqual Vows To Fight

PA | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Lawyers for an education alliance taking action over the GCSE English fiasco are due to meet on Wednesday to discuss their next move. The meeting c...

Legal Action Over GCSEs Loom As Ofqual Vows To Defend Decisions

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Legal action over this summer's GCSE English exams has moved a step closer with exams regulator Ofqual vowing to "rigorously defend" its decisions. ...

It Is 'Irresponsible And Mistaken' To Re-Grade GCSE Papers, Says Gove

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove has admitted there "are things we could have done" to prevent the GCSE grading debacle, as well as launching an attack on the Welsh Gover...

Gove To Get A Grilling Over GCSE Row

PA | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Education Secretary Michael Gove will appear before MPs on Wednesday as the row over GCSE English grades descended into farce. A Welsh exam board h...

GCSE Grade Boundaries Row: What Happened And When

PA | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

SEE ALSO: GCSE Grading Problems 'Were Identified Three Years Ago', But Ofqual Failed To Act GCSE Fiasco Has Had 'Serious Impact On Perception Of...

'We Would Have Forced Edexcel To Change Grade Boundaries,' Says Ofqual Chief

PA | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ofqual boss Glenys Stacey admitted on Tuesday she would have forced one of England's biggest exam boards to alter its GCSE English boundaries to avoid...

Is Ofqual Putting Statistics Before Students?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ofqual has come under fire for its treatment of students who have been affected by the rise in GCSE grade boundaries, but its chief insisted curbing g...

GCSE Fiasco Has A 'Serious Impact On Perceptions Of Fairness', Admits Ofqual

PA | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The GCSE English grading fiasco has had a "serious impact on perceptions of fairness", Ofqual admitted on Tuesday. The exams regulator said it reco...

Class Act

PA | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A girls' boarding school today topped an A-level league table for the fifth year in a row. Wycombe Abbey in Buckinghamshire took the first spot aga...

The Vagaries of the Exam Board: What's in a C?

Bansi Kara | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Bansi Kara

In saving themselves, AQA and the other major exam boards have damaged students' chances of future success. What's in a C? It's not just a measure by which schools are placed in league tables - it is a passport to further education and higher education.

Gove Insists 'Political Pressure' Not To Blame For Falling GCSE Grades

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove insisted that the worst GCSE grades for over 20 years were not the result of political pressure as a row erupted between the Education Se...

Lucy Sherriff

You've Got Your Place At Uni - So Why Are You Disappointed?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

For many of the students who have their hopes set on university, their A-levels are a mere ticket to get there; they are the key to unlock the door to...

Is It 'Morally Wrong' To Criticise Exam Results?

PA | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

It is "morally wrong" to undermine teenagers' GCSE efforts with talk that the exams are too easy, a school leader said on Monday. Pupils are workin...

A Rock Star's Guide to Coping After Not Getting Your Grades at School

Alice Cooper | Posted 16.10.2012 | Home
Alice Cooper

So I've heard that this week is the dreaded week when students find out whether or not they got the A-level grades they were after. Scarier than Halloween? Maybe. Sure I think education is super-important, and hopefully the effort you put into your studies will wow the crowd and get you where you want to go. But now I think it's time to tell you a little story about my total complete lack of academic will power. It's this underlying lack of interest in all of the pencils, books, teachers, dirty looks... all of this led me to write a song called School's Out. Maybe you've heard it...

Olympic Torch Teen Overjoyed With 'Brilliant' Results

PA | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager who carried the Olympic Torch days before he sat his A-level exams said he was overjoyed at getting three A* grades and two As on Thursday....