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Ofqual's Annual Qualifications Market Report 2013: Key Points by Ina Zuncke

By Martin Adams, Senior Business Analyst at RM Assessment & Data. Didn't have time to read all 114 pages of Ofqual's Annual Qualifications Market Report when it came out in ... Read More

2012-13 A-level results: an infographic by Ina Zuncke

The latest breakdowns for this year's A-level released by the Department for Education reveal that 20% of all students aged 16-19 achieved at least AAB grades. However, ... Read More

2012/13 GCSE results: an infographic by Ina Zuncke

The latest breakdowns for this year's GCSE results released by the Department for Education reveal a small decrease in the number of children achieving 5 GCSE's A*-C ... Read More

Secondary Accountability Reforms by Ina Zuncke

On Monday 14th October the Department for Education published its response to the secondary school accountability consultation, detailing the planned changes to the ... Read More

An Update on Academies and Academy Chains by Ina Zuncke

The academies conversion rate has accelerated enormously since 2010, and as of September 2013 there are 3,304 academies open in England (compared to just 299 in September ... Read More

IPPR on early-years education: lessons and implications by Ina Zuncke

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has released a report reviewing the evidence around quality childcare as part of its wider project “Childcare: A strategic ... Read More

Academies Update: May 2013 by Ina Zuncke

As of 1st May there are 2,924 academies open, of which 2,225 are converted and 699 are sponsored. Another 751 schools have applied to convert to academies (of which 471 are ... Read More

Curriculum and Accountability Reforms by Ina Zuncke

In a statement to the House of Commons on 7 February 2013, the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has announced that he is abandoning his plan to introduce the controversial ... Read More

Academies update: November 2012 by Ina Zuncke

As of 1st November 2012 there are 2,456 academies open in England - 536 sponsored academies and 1,920 converted academies. In addition, another 431 schools have had their ... Read More

Academies Update: September 2012 by Ina Zuncke

The latest figures from the Department for Education reveal that as of 1st September 2012 there are 2,309 academies open in England. This represents a 10-fold increase from ... Read More

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