10-14 august 2015This week's headlines include the news that A-level passes have increased by 0.1%, a rise in the number of parents prosecuted for a child's truancy, and fears that sixth-form colleges are facing a funding crisis.
10 augustIn the news today: the 2015 STPCD has been published, the government is considering an overhaul of the exam board system, and research suggests parents struggle to answer many of their children's questions.
11 augustIn the news today: funding cuts are threatening the survival of sixth form colleges, research suggests parental anxiety about maths can affect children's numeracy, and fewer pupils are getting top grades in English IGCSE.
12 augustIn the news today: the number of parents taken to court over children's truancy has risen, this year's A-level results are expected to show a fall in the number of top grades, and only a quarter of 18- to 25-year-olds plan to read a book on holiday.
13 augustIn the news on A-level results day: this year's figures show a rise in overall pass rates, a slight drop in top grades, and a discrepancy between results in the north and south of England.
A-level results remain "stable"A 0.1% increase in the number of A-level passes is balanced out by a slight reduction in the proportion of pupils achieving A* and A grades.