Tag Archives: EBacc

“Lies, damned lies and statistics”? Histrionics over history at the DfE

7 Nov

“Lies, damned lies and statistics”?  Histrionics over history at the DfE

“Survey by The Historical Association finds that almost four-in-10 secondary schools prevent pupils in lower sets from pursuing GCSEs in history” but DfE dismissed the findings as “simply not true”, insisting that entries for GCSE history were increasing.

Faith in our schools?

7 Oct

Faith in our schools?

Ofsted’s report, ‘Religious education: realising the potential’.

Not another Bacc!

22 Apr

Not another Bacc!

DfE has announced a “TechBacc” that “will give vocational education the high status it deserves”.

Folly of Gove’s obsession with league tables of subjects and institutions

19 Feb

Folly of Gove’s obsession with league tables of subjects and institutions

The Guardian: “Why Gove’s ‘ABacc’ could exclude students who don’t fit the mould” and “Should students be encouraged to set their sights on Russell Group universities?”

English Baccalaureate Certificate confusing, divisive, xenophobic. Keep GCSEs (updated)

7 Feb

English Baccalaureate Certificate confusing, divisive, xenophobic. Keep GCSEs (updated)

Voice’s response to DfE’s Reforming Key Stage 4 Qualifications consultation + Select Committee report + EBCs dropped