In the news: Your weekly round-up for 6 to 13 August 2021
Get up to speed with what’s happened in education this week.
Record GCSE results after second year of no exams. Top grades (7/As and above) rose to 28.9%, from 26.2% last year, while pass grades (4/Cs and above) rose to 77.1%, from 76.3% last year [BBC News]. Find out how to manage appeals.
Top A-level results reach record high. 44.8% of pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland received A* or A grades (this was 38.5% last year), though it's said that comparing this year with others is like "comparing apples with oranges" [BBC News].
Less than 1% of A-level teacher grades changed by boards. Exam boards reviewed teacher-assessed A-level grades for 1 in 5 schools, but only a few had to make adjustments as a result [Tes (free-sign-up required)].
40,000 students to study across the globe as part of new Turing Scheme [GOV.UK] Still no date for national music plan, but another expert panel [Schools Week] Teachers have ‘earned country’s trust and admiration’, says