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GCSE results: Parents 'spent £4.2m' on incentives to encourage children to do well

Parents spent a staggering £4.2 million in incentives and prizes for their offspring to do well in their GCSEs, according to a survey released …

Helping YOUR children excel - Mark Hulkus looks at the future of education in the UK #lahe

A few days ago I received some bad news. My boarding school, which has been providing top-quality education for 154 years is closing. It didn’t come …

Education

Russell Group earnings boost ‘statistically insignificant’

Attending a Russell Group university does not boost graduate earnings any more than going to a former polytechnic, according to a …

Higher Education

Exam factory approach 'damaging education’

Children's education is being damaged by an “exam factory” approach to schooling, it was claimed today, as GCSE grades plummeted by a record margin.<p>Senior examiners and business leaders warned that standards were being put at risk by an escalating trend of early test entries combined with multiple …

Overhaul our 'Victorian’ GCSE system, says head of Eton

The head master of Eton College has questioned the value of Britain’s “Victorian” exams system and suggested GCSEs should focus more on workplace skills such as teamwork.<p>Tony Little said as more children stay in education until 18, the importance of GCSE examinations has declined and that they …

UK higher education: let's not follow the leader but develop our own vision

An avalanche is coming. Education is broken. Classrooms kill creativity. Higher education is a rotten tree being hit by lightning.<p>All these things have been said about higher education recently (Clay Shirky wrote the last one if you're interested). In fact, when I playfully did a Google search on …

Education spending: how does the UK compare?

A report analysing education trends in industrialised countries "comes at a time when youth unemployment keeps policy makers awake at night" according to the introduction. The point is difficult to refute. The unemployment rises from the economic crisis have been bigger for those without a higher …