The Exploding Curriculum

How do parents decide what's right for their child? What qualifications are ultimately valued by universities, colleges and employers?

Curriculum and exams

Which exams and curricula will prove 'good earners'? And why is Imperial College one of a number of universities that looks to its own entrance exams to recruit the brightest and the best?

Curricula And Exams For 13+ (Middle Years)
Pre-16 curricula and examinations   GCSEs remain the default choice for the majority of schools at 16 plus. Although their tougher cousins, IGCSEs, have recently received full...

Common Entrance CE
Entry to independent senior schools is usually determined either by performance in scholarship exams, via the schools own entrance exams or more typically via common entrance (CE).   English...

Life Skills Qualifications
Earn UCAS points with ASDAN qualifications  An educational charity, ASDAN currently works with approximately 6000 educational centres around the globe and with learners of...

Physics Matters - Shedding Light On Attracting Girls!
Considered the yardstick of academia and a passport to many good degrees and careers, few would argue that an A-level in physics is an attractive and beneficial proposition. Perhaps...

What school league tables do not tell you
League tables have caused a lot of agony and misunderstanding. As raw statistics, they are more or less meaningless. You will observe, for a start, that results swing wildly according...

Pop4Schools - The Business Of Making Music
Pop4Schools is a unique, online, cross curricular teaching-tool designed to inspire, engage and involve youngsters in the exciting world of pop music, from first beat to last phrase. It...

Top State Schools For Maths
The Sutton Trust says comprehensive schools (state all ability schools) are rubbish at Maths. While some schools fail to make the grade, we've discovered 10% of English state schools...

Good Schools Guide Awards: The Winners
  The Good Schools Guide (GSG) Award winning schools for examination performance     GCSE and A level award winners by year and stage are listed below. Click on...

Exam Boards
Examination boards not only set exams but are also responsible for marking them and distributing results, and awarding qualifications to students. They work with a wide range of education...

Should School League Tables Include A Risk Factor?
Apprentice Dragon-Slayers required - apply within... Andrew Grant, headmaster of St Albans School, considers the merits of falling out of a tree... The urban boy or girl, delivered...

Time To Revise
Revision minus the stress - is it really possible? From 16 upwards, top-performers are likely to spend each of the next 5 years revising for 'critical exams'.  And with common...




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