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To Threshold or Not to Threshold – thoughts on accountability reform

I hate the distortive effects of the 5 A*-C at GCSE accountability measure. Don’t all teachers? Doesn’t any parent who has seen the effect it has on their children’s education? Doesn’t every Head Teacher who feels pressured into compromising their ideals? It’s why I have welcomed the government’s announcement that it is introducing a new …

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What Happened? Round-up of EBacc-EBC-8-Best Announcements

In a short Parliamentary announcement today rather a lot was said. As the smoke clears I’m sure more will come to light and in time proper comment will be provided. But until then: What happened?! EBCs EBCs were proposed as a GCSE-replacement for the EBacc subjects. Gove had said they would be ‘more rigorous’, not involve coursework, …

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