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Old versus new GCSE grades
Family Life & parenting

Infographic: Old versus new GCSE grades

When I started studying for maths GCSE last year, I was asked several times about the GCSE grading system that was introduced in 2019. It struck me that many people were not aware of how the new and old grading structures compared. I thought it would be useful to produce an inforgraphic comparing old versus

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Family Life & parenting

Education is a lifelong process

I recently found myself giving a presentation to a youth group. Knowing some of them had recently been through the 2021 GCSE assessment process, I told them not to worry if they didn’t get the grades they wanted. I told them that education is a lifelong process and that I had recently sat GCSE maths

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Kent countryside photographed during an INSET day
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The INSET day that worked out well

The sunshine over the past couple of weeks has been very much needed. After those four dreary months in lockdown, it has been wonderful to at least have some limited freedoms to get outside and explore in good weather. On Monday, my youngest daughter had an INSET day so her school was closed. We took

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online safety bill, youngsters looking at phone
Family Life & parenting

Ofsted: Sexual harassment has become normalised in schools

Sexual harassment has been “normalised” in schools and colleges. This is the horrifying conclusion of Ofsted’s newly published report into harassment in the education system. This has to be a damming indictment of the impact of social media and messaging apps on the present generation of young people as the report shows much of this

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