Parent advice group suggests highly-selective schools hinder Oxbridge application success for some

A parent advice group has suggested that highly-selective schools can hinder some students’ chances of getting into Oxbridge. According to its Twitter page, The Parent Brief “offers advice and information on all the aspects of your child’s education and wellbeing”. Its latest book, Independent School Entrance, was published this month containing “expert advice”, league tables […]

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Punk Rock – Review

✮✮✮✮ Punk Rock is a thought-provoking play about an emotional group of students under a lot of stress; they are studying for their A-Levels. It is a realistic portrait of the constraints forced upon the young in society, despite their adulthood being merely a year or two away. In Punk Rock, they are made to […]

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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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