Gcses Scrapped

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.

Ebacc Scrapped By Gove In 'Humiliating' GCSE U-Turn

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Education secretary Michael Gove has confirmed he is not pressing ahead with plans to scrap GCSEs, telling the Commons on Thursday his proposals were ...

Axing GCSE's 'Could Fail Pupils'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Government plans to axe GCSEs in favour of a new exam could fail to help less able pupils and leave some subjects with discredited qualifications, a c...

Different Examinations, Common Thinking

Floyd Steadman | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Floyd Steadman

The Common Entrance exam is used as an admissions process for academically selective independent secondary schools. Children attend preparatory school to ready themselves for the exams and sit them aged 13.

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...

'No Two-Tier System' Insists Gove Over O-Level Proposals

PA | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove has appeared to soften his position on radical reforms that would see the return of O-levels and CSEs after an outcry over the proposals....

Clegg Says Even The PM Didn't Know GCSE's Were To Be Scrapped

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Politics

Michael Gove's plan to scrap GCSEs and bring back O-levels was so secret even David Cameron wasn't aware of it, according to the deputy prime minister...

Zen and the Art of Mathematics

Tim Curtis | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Tim Curtis

What does Gove want us back to? He wants young people today to get bogged down in minutiae of detail and take their eye off the goal. He wants worker drones with no sense of their own capabilities and intelligence. He doesn't want people to solve problems, he wants clerks to write down sums in a book, perhaps to help balance the national deficit.