GCSE results day 2014: News, opinion and analysis


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News from the TES

GCSE results: Heads' union vows to investigate drop in English grades

A headteachers’ union has pledged to investigate a drop in English GCSE grades after a spate of schools complained of receiving unexpected results


GCSE results: Entries in single sciences 'fall off cliff edge'

Serious concerns have been raised following the sharp decline in entries for separate sciences at GCSE


The TES Podcast - GCSE results special

Join Richard Vaughan and TES reporter Stephen Exley as they delve into this year's GCSE results


Schools 'shocked' by fall in English grades as overall passes rise

Crackdown on early and multiple entries leads to the first rise in 'good' GCSE grades in three years, but serious concerns raised about a significant drop in pass rate for English


GCSE results: Fears grow over English and maths gradess

Fears about wild swings in students' grades grow ahead of GCSE results day


Heads publish own league tables to seize back control from ministers

A coalition of school leaders has launched a new initiative that will allow parents to create their own school performance league tables


GCSE reforms causing 'burnout' and stress for school staff

Warning from exam officers follows Ofqual admission that changes will cause volatility in results


Hitler and the Henrys still dominate A-level history

Popular topics head Cambridge Assessment list of most commonly studied choices


Ofqual chief warns of exam results rollercoaster

Schools can expect to see much greater than normal variation in this summer’s GCSE and A-level exam results, Glenys Stacey warns


Opinion from the TES

‘Why teaching GCSEs these days is not so different from goat-herding in Catalonia’

Stephen Petty reflects on whether the current exams structure fully equips students for life


‘The focus on GCSEs is leaving a generation with none of the day-to-day attributes needed to succeed’

Charlie Rigby, chair of the Challenger Multi-Academy Trust, a Department for Education-approved academy-sponsor, writes


What keeps me awake at night: I’ve done all I can, now it’s out of my hands

A head of English details how last year’s grade boundaries shift has affected their stress levels


'Worries over boys' GCSE results come way too late'

Trefor Lloyd, consultant with charity the Boys Development Project, writes about a perennial problem that continues to lie unaddressed