The Divided Kingdom

“This royal throne of kings, this scepter’d isle… This other Eden… This land of such dear souls, this dear dear land, dear for her reputation through the world, is now leased out… England, bound in with the triumphant sea whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege of watery Neptune, is now bound in with […]

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The EBacc: The numbers behind inflation and opportunity

By 2018 the ‘English Baccalaureate’ – a pastiche certificate including English, Maths, History/Geography and a language – is intended to replace GCSEs as England’s standard 16-plus measure of academic attainment. Michael Gove announced the move in order to counter the “grade inflation and dumbing down” engendered by GCSEs. Gove’s exam would not only be harder, […]

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