I quibble with Gove over his quintessentially Conservative fondness for reinvention. In truth, I see no reason why GCSEs should be replaced by O-levels. Why not just make GCSEs tougher? A name means nothing.
Multi-millionaire entrepreneur Peter Jones tells Liz Lightfoot how he wants to boost business with new-style apprenticeships.
The debate about standards in the UK examination system turns heads because the importance of education is more vivid now than it has ever been. If we're not getting it right, that's a big problem - nationally and for individuals.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall recently visited my old secondary school Uxbridge High. It was to mark the 10 year anniversary of the charity Teach First, which the Prince is patron of.
It was recently found that more 18-year-olds in the UK have a Facebook account than are registered to vote. Indeed, according to Experian, more than a million 18-year-olds are signed up to Facebook compared to only 520 000 on the electoral role.
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.
The Youth Index, an annual report by The Prince's Trust, provides an insight into how young people feel about their lives across a range of areas from family life to physical health. This year's findings show a significantly lower index number for young people who claim to have lacked structure and direction while growing up than for their peers.
We cannot opt-out of History: the past a compulsory part of our shared knowledge and culture, forming our national identity. To continue down the road of its slow eradication in schools is to risk losing this common identity for future generations.
One of the most short sighted policies that the Conservative led government has pushed through has been the abolition of the Education Maintenance Grant.
The English baccalaureate is having positive effects on many subjects chosen at GCSE and A-Level but increasingly so it seems, having devastating effe...