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Welcome to the news section of our website where you will find news stories which we hope will be of interest to you. Below you will find the latest news entries but if you would like to look back further, please feel free to search our news archive.

General studies A-level gets the axe

The government has introduced new stricter criteria to ensure that British A-levels meet the high standards in the rest of the world. As a result of this, the general studies A-level has been abolished.

"It has not been possible to ...

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First grammar school in half a century approved

The first new British grammar school in 50 years has been approved today in Kent, as it was agreed that an existing school could build an annexe several miles away. 

Weald of Kent school in Tonbridge will open a girls annexe in ...

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Ofqual announces GCSE reforms

Ofqual has announced that a new grading scale using the numbers one-to-nine will be introduced for GCSE subjects taught from 2015 and 2016 onwards....

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BCS backs computing curriculum

BCS Academy of Computing director Bill Mitchell has praised the new computing curriculum for promoting "computational thinking" and "digital literacy"....

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Ofsted report is music to teachers' ears

A new report published by the education watchdog has urged schools to increase the amount of music being played in lessons after inspections judged the standard of music lessons to be inadequate...

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