A-level results day: News, opinion and analysis
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News from the TES
- The qualification designed to develop sixth-formers’ independent learning and research skills has bucked the trend of falling A-level entry numbers with its fifth consecutive rise in entries
- A student and his tutor discuss how a new scheme has helped him achieve his AS-level grades
- School and colleges are cutting their provision by offering three A-levels instead of four in a bid to protect themselves from funding cuts, A-level results suggest
- Maths has overtaken English for the first time in more than a decade to become the most popular A-level taken this year
- The proportion of A-level exams awarded the top A* grade unexpectedly rose this year, results released this morning reveal
- Government reforms and worries over pupils said to contribute to pressure
- Popular topics head Cambridge Assessment list of most commonly studied choices
- The long life and turbulent times of one of the world’s oldest school qualifications
- As results day looms, schools fear fallout of ‘unprecedented’ reforms
- Poll by Which? University finds that students getting their A-level results are ill-prepared and ill-informed
- Schools can expect to see much greater than normal variation in this summer’s GCSE and A-level exam results, says Glenys Stacey
- Figures released by the Joint Council for Qualifications show fewer students entered English this year than in previous years
Opinion from the TES
- Geoff Barton, headteacher of King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds, comments on A-level results day
- TES editor Ann Mroz on why results day is a reflection of the dedication of the teaching profession
- Kevin Stannard, director of innovation and development at the Girls’ Day School Trust, writes about the uncertainty over qualification reform
- Mat Hickman outlines a new scheme from the Wellcome Trust designed to encourage students to extend their Stem studies
- Trials of new qualifications are essential, as the disaster in 2000 proved. So why are we making the same mistake again?