The TES Podcast – A-level results day 2014
Join Richard Vaughan and TES reporter Helen Ward as they cover A-level results day. We caught up with Dame Sally Coates, principal of Burlington Danes Academy in West London, as her students learned their fate this morning. She says that this year was more nerve-wracking than any other.
We heard from Roger Pope, principal of Kingsbridge Community College in Devon, who claims the impressive results were down to students and their teachers working harder than ever before.
Tim Oates from Cambridge Assessment gives us his insight into this summer's grades, and welcomes the rise in students taking more "challenging" subjects, while Pearson's Jo-Anne Baird tells us why the government's reforms removing modular exams may not have had the impact ministers' might have hoped.