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Curriculum and exams

Testing times: early assessments.

Sign up to any nursery or reception class and your 2, 3, 4 or 5 year old will be under levels of observation formerly reserved for maximum security prisoners. Their significant doings will be noted, photographed, even filmed, and checked off against a comprehensive list of development criteria – all in the name of the Early Years Foundation Stage.


Curricula and exams for 13+ (middle years)
Article published 16th February 2013 Pre-16 curricula and examinations   GCSEs remain the default choice for the majority of schools at 16 plus. Although their tougher cousins,...

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
Article published 17th April 2013   Earn UCAS points with ASDAN qualifications  An educational charity, ASDAN currently works with approximately 6000 educational...

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
Article published 6th July 2012     The Sutton Trust says comprehensive schools (state all ability schools) are rubbish at Maths. While some schools fail to make the...

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...


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