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A Week in Education – August 19th 2013

Up to Monday August 19th 2013

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[1] DfE

[2] Ofsted

[3] Ofqual

[4]  School admission and exclusion

[5] Governance and Leadership

[6] University Clearing and A-levels

[7] News reporting

[8] Publications

[1] DfE

University brings massive boost to earnings and the economy

A level results show more doing maths and sciences than ever before

Children’s Commissioner’s reports on school exclusions – the government’s response

[2] Ofsted

No updates

[3] Ofqual

Enquiries about results for GCSE and GCE – Summer 2013 examination series  (PDF)

Report on Pearson Education

Diploma delivery from September 2013

[4] School admission and exclusion

Children’s Commissioner’s reports on school exclusions – the government’s response

[5] Governance and Leadership

Nominations are in for the NGA Elections

[6] University Clearing and A-levels

Clearing 2013: top tips and FAQs

Q&A: A-levels – expert advice 2013

Clearing 2013: more students ‘trade up’ to top universities 

A-level results 2013: national results by subject and gender 

Ucas premium rate 0871 phone number piles on the pain for students 

A-level languages: is Britain at risk of turning into a nation of monoglots? 

University places fill at record pace amid clearing competition

Universities flash the cash in clearing war

More pupils taking ‘tough’ subjects

How I got my A-levels at a virtual school – video

A-level results 2013: warning over exam ‘gender divide’ 

A-level results 2013: Labour’s £540m diploma qualification axed

Clearing 2013: Russell Group offering 3,000 courses

Exam boards to investigate collapse in A-level languages take-up

Conservatives claim credit for ending A-level grade inflation

My impression is that students who should have an A* or A have got a grade lower

University clearing: amid the scrum, let’s not lose sight of the long game

SWAT-style teams are heading to schools for the start of Clearing

[7] News reporting

Toughening up of GCSEs puts 200 schools at closure risk

Three-fold rise in schools offering alternative GCSE exam 

Why boys are better at exams 

I went to Oxford. So why am I so angry about it?

Total ignorance over asthma widespread among teachers

AC Grayling ditches plan to open new free school in Camden 

Schools on course to miss Government’s GCSE exam target

Academy chain to break Government pay ceiling in bid to lure ‘best teachers’ 

Can a perfect run of A* GCSE grades dictate how the rest of your life will pan out?

Mumsnet guide rebuts special needs mythsGuide

Giving pupils ‘credit’ for being from deprived areas is a sticking plaster

Parents forced into debt to pay for school uniforms

Fears for the teenage ‘guinea pigs’ forced to stay in education

Children with poor GCSE grades ‘will end up on benefits’

School leavers ‘lacking basic skills’, say business leaders

Education in brief: private school’s £5m debts paid off as it becomes an academy

Poor grades cause young to abandon ambitions

Poor exam results ‘crush ambition’  –  About The Princes Trust research

Schools warned over multiple exam entries

TES: Ofqual orders further “conflict of interest” review into privately-owned Edexcel

TES: Top independent schools plan to ditch A levels because of Gove reforms

TES: We need a Damascene moment that takes the politics out of teaching

Give skills qualifications the prestige of A-level brand, urges head of CBI

Poorer students risk losing out to ‘middle-class bias’, says university tsar

Top companies ‘competing with universities for bright school leavers’ 

Universities reject Michael Gove’s A-level plan

Ofqual to get tough on early and multiple GCSE entries

A-level changes branded ‘high-risk’

One in five children ‘cyber-bullied’
[8] Publications

Myths about parenting children with special needs

Poor grades cause young to abandon ambitions

Ofqual: Report on Pearson Education

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