Tag Archives: General Certificate of Secondary Education

Are Rumours of the Death of NC Levels Exaggerated?

It has been over six weeks since I first saw this: “God. DAMN. Levels are toast. They ‘will not be replaced.”’ Late one night in June, Tom Bennett was broadcasting this news all over Twitter as loudly as he possibly … Continue reading

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High Expectations of Low-Achieving Kids. Gove & Abbott: The Odd Couple

Gove & Abbott: The Odd Couple Their eyes met across a crowded room. “..I’m in love!” declared the dashing male lead. On the opposite side of the room the lady fluttered her eyelashes and agreed with everything he said. ‘Men … Continue reading

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Let’s not worry about the futile stuff: Grow Up @toryeducation!

Grow Up @toryeducation! @toryeducation have been in the news rather a lot lately, at least the news that I read (ie:Twitter). The bombastic and bamboozling ‘twitter feed’ that comes straight from the heart of the DfE, is somewhat controversial, to … Continue reading

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My first post for Backbencher, Feb 2013: Education: The DEbaccle

Education: The DEbaccle. The latest furore to engulf both the media and education worlds alike is the debacle of Michael Gove’s Ebacc scheme as well as changes to the GCSE system. This follows last year’s (widely accepted) ‘scandal’ surrounding the … Continue reading

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