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‘I cried and he cried’: the highs and lows of exam results day for teachers

Opening GCSE and A-level results can mean tears or elation for students – but also for their teachers Continue reading…

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Predicted grades are a lottery and work against the poorest students. Let’s get rid of them | David Olusoga

The evidence shows that the UK’s university entrance system is not only inaccurate but unfairAlong with never having got round to writing down our constitution and having a monarch who legally owns all the swans, one of the things that makes the UK a b…

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The Guardian view on A-levels: end the guesswork in university admissions | Editorial

Universities must now pick students without knowing their exam results. This is unfair and inefficient. It must changeThis week’s A-level results will have disappointed some students, but despite that there may in one sense never be a better time to be…

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‘Students don’t see the value’: why A-level English is in decline

An emphasis on Stem subjects and a dull GCSE course are blamed for fewer pupils taking the examTim Edwards* is an English teacher in a secondary school in a relatively deprived part of east London. He’s passionate about his subject, but is watching it …

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‘A bit crazy’: students and university staff on A-level results day

Emotions run high at Greenwich University admissions office and Rochdale sixth form collegeA-level results 2019: full storyAt the University of Greenwich’s temporary admissions office, a bell rings repeatedly. The room, which resembles a call centre, e…