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Mixed ability classes are ‘a curse’ on bright pupils

So said the Daily Telegraph.  This is a fairly predictable headline for a right wing paper.  The ‘news’ in the story is that this is the view of Sir Michael Wilshaw, the Chief Inspector of Schools who has a refreshingly no … Continue reading

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Real solutions or cheap fixes?

The debate over the appointment of Professor Les Ebdon to become the new Head of the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) extends far beyond the pros and cons of Professor Ebdon’s own candidacy.  It goes right to the heart of the … Continue reading

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Oxbridge justice?

Oxbridge admissions tutors are much maligned.  On one hand they are frequently criticised by left wing politicians for being too conservative in their admissions decisions.  Such commentators see Oxford and Cambridge as guardians of an elitist status quo with an … Continue reading

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