Current Affairs

BREAKING: Government U-turn on admissions policy

The government has today announced a U-turn in its assessment policy for A-Levels and GCSEs in England, following several days of outrage from students, parents and teachers alike. Pupils’ grades will now be based on teacher assessments alone, with exams regulator Ofqual confirming that the controversial algorithm has been scrapped. The news comes as more Read More…

Current Affairs

‘Decolonise our education’: Government responds to calls to review history curriculum

The UK government is facing calls from politicians and members of the public to remedy perceived disparities in schools’ history curriculum and “decolonise” British education. A petition calling for Britain’s colonial history to be made a compulsory part of the curriculum has now reached 262,645 signatures and prompted a government response on Thursday. This response Read More…

Opinion

COVID-19: A time for schools to level up their edtech game

Deep down, I am a little envious of the sixth formers who were supposed to take their A-Levels and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams this summer. COVID-19 has thrown everyone off guard and even our very own Oxford University has canceled all face-to-face teachings and resorted to remote learning for Trinity Term. This disease is proving Read More…