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A new measure of unhealthy school environments and its...

Date: 01.08.2017

The theory of human functioning and school organisation informed by Basil Bernstein’s sociology of education suggests that to gain the commitment and promote the health of students, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds,...

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Research learning communities:how the RLC approach...

Date: 01.08.2017

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‘Ordinary working families’ are not educationally...

Date: 01.08.2017

The Department for Education has published a consultation document on family incomes, pupil attainment and school attended that will either fascinate (if you are a data cruncher) or terrify you (if you are a privacy campaigner). For the...

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‘Ordinary working families’ won’t get access to...

Date: 01.08.2017

The new government consultation on ‘ordinary working families’ is being used as the latest piece of arsenal to shore up support for grammar schools among the general public (the majority of whose children will, of course, get to...

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An international perspective on the performance of high...

Date: 01.08.2017

The Sutton Trust, in collaboration with University College London’s Institute of Education and Education Datalab, has produced a report looking at how the socio-economic gap affects “high attaining” students across the 35...

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Asthma control in London secondary school children.

Date: 01.08.2017

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Empirical Essays on Economics of Education and Labour...

Date: 01.08.2017

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A short history of Ofsted short inspections

Date: 01.08.2017

Is it proportionate for schools with a good inspection rating to receive inspections the same in length and scope to those received by schools which had exhibited weaknesses in the recent past? That, in short, was the thinking when new,...

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Development of cross-curricular key skills using a D...

Date: 01.08.2017

Pedagogical opportunities offered by 3D immersive environments are not restricted to subject-based knowledge but also include non-disciplinary and cross-curricular key skills. This pilot study introduced a large 3D scene of a non-extant...

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DfE: cost and effectiveness of intervention in schools

Date: 01.08.2017

The Department for Education has published a new research paper – ‘ Formal school interventions in England: cost and effectiveness’ – following a recommendation by the Public Accounts Committee in January 2015.

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Democracy in the classroom

Date: 01.08.2017

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A-Level results day 2017: A look at changing grade...

Date: 01.08.2017

We looked at some of the main A-Level results trends this morning, and separately we have looked at how results changed in subjects that have been reformed (in brief: attainment fell slightly). But there are a couple of other interesting...

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A-Level results day 2017: Is it the end of the road for...

Date: 01.08.2017

Last year, we reported on entries and grades in the first set of AS-Levels to be reformed. Compared to 2015, entries fell in all subjects, ranging from 11% (business studies) to 33% (art and design). This year, more subjects have been...

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A-Level results day 2017: The impact of reform in England...

Date: 01.08.2017

A massive 59% of A-Level exams sat in England this year were in reformed subjects which follow the new, linear model of sitting one set of exams at the end of the two-year course. Overall, and perhaps surprisingly, A-Level entries by...

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A-Level results day 2017: The key trends in three charts

Date: 01.08.2017

Overall, A-Level pass rates have edged up slightly A*-A passes were up slightly (26.3% of all awards v 25.8% last year), though the overall A*-E pass rate was down slightly (97.9% v 98.1%). The proportion of A*s awarded was also up - to...

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