Tag Archives: Michael Gove

#educationfest

Guest blog by Duncan King, Director of Digital Learning at The Perse School. I picked up on the Festival of Education through twitter early this year and had high hopes from the billing that this would be a fantastic event. … Continue reading

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East and West can trade educational expertise

Writing in The Times last week about GCSE reform, Michael Gove stated that introducing higher standards and ambitions, including more demanding questions in Maths and science, was needed to help state school students “compete with their contemporaries in Singapore and … Continue reading

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Michael Gove is right: We need 3D Teachers

“Next Up, It’s Sir on the Ukulele” ran the headline in The Sunday Telegraph as the paper gently poked fun at plans for teachers to take part in school variety shows with the comment, “It is difficult to know who … Continue reading

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Talking tough on teacher standards

Rigour is a word that Michael Gove likes.  We are to have rigorous public exams, rigour in the teaching profession, a rigorous approach to school accountability, perhaps even the Department for Rigour. As Head of a leading independent school I … Continue reading

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Gove-levels

It looks like it is to be ‘all change’ again with simultaneous reforms of both GCSE and ‘A’ level.   Over the next three years we are likely to see the largest overhaul of the public exams system since the introduction of … Continue reading

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Standing up for the class of 2012

Michael Gove started it, journalists promoted it, and middle aged men and women across the land joined in with a chorus of “exams were harder in my day”. The world seems full of BIMDYs who back in their day were fortunate enough to … Continue reading

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Five out of ten for Mr Gove

‘A’ levels are to get tougher and their content is to be approved by leading universities.  So says Michael Gove.  There is much to be commended in a drive to raise academic standards and give students the skills and knowledge … Continue reading

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