When State Schools Lead, Independents Follow

Haroon Mohamoud | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Haroon Mohamoud

Early last week, St Olave's in Orpington, one of the UK's leading grammar schools, made the news after it told a handful of its Sixth Form students that they could not return for their final A-Level year since they did not secure high enough grades in their exams. This move has been dismissed as draconian, no less by the parents of affected students.

The Ultimate Guide To A-Level And GCSE 2017 Results Day

Alex Dyer | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Just like with the exams themselves, you want a fully-functioning brain in case you have to make an important decision regarding your university choices, clearing or taking a year out.

Students Entered For Two Exams To Boost Results

PA | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teenagers at hundreds of secondary schools are being entered for two English qualifications to boost results. As well as taking GCSE English, these...

State Schools Hot On The Heels Of The Private Sector

PA | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The number of state schools offering international GCSEs instead of the traditional exams has jumped by more than 300% in two years, according to new ...

Dina Rickman

GCSEs And A-Levels Could End Up Worthless, Teachers And Education Experts Warn

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A flood of new qualifications risk creating a two-tier education system with traditional exams being seen as “worthless”, public school teachers a...