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British Council ‘reviewing’ schools’ plea to retake Cambridge exams

If exams held again by July, students may be able to get admissions to universities

FANUC places education centre stage at inaugural Automation UK show

As part of its campaign to inspire the next generation of robotics engineers, automation experts FANUC UK will showcase a suite of education-themed initiatives at the...

Andy Burnham plans overhaul of education with MBacc

The Mayor of Greater Manchester wants to boost jobs-based vocational education.

Wednesday briefing: Are standardised tests failing children?

In today’s newsletter: Sats tests have left students in tears, and teachers and parents calling for an overhaul. Here’s how they are supposed to work –...

Our ‘obsession’ with phonics has worked

On reading and in many other areas of education policy, the Labour Party remains in hoc to the views of the teacher unions

Schools Minister finally agrees to ‘look at’ Sats exam paper that left Year 6 pupils in tears

TORY Schools Minister Nick Gibb finally bowed to mounting pressure today and promised to “look at” a Sats exam paper that was so difficult, it allegedly...

Northern Ireland student fees rise being considered to tackle budget shortfall

Stormont officials have been asked to examine the revenue-raising potential of increasing university student fees in Northern Ireland to £7,000.

GCSEs and A-levels: most measures to reduce Covid-19 disruption for students to be dropped this exam season

While England’s exam results are expected to return to pre-pandemic levels, regulators in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have kept their Covid-era modifications

Bedworth school nominated in UK’s Oscars of education – the TES Schools Awards 2023

The school, which is part of the Griffin Schools Trust, has to wait to find out until next month to find out if it has won

Rise in working students ‘should prompt radical teaching rethink’

Cost-of-living crisis has driven many more to find paid work alongside studies, with universities reassessing practices as a result

Exams: Some schools ‘unnecessarily’ doing too many ‘plan B’ tests

Small number’ of schools have ‘created a large number of new and additional mock exams and assessments’