Almost 40% of A-level assessments in England downgraded

Teachers in England had nearly 40% of their A-level assessments downgraded by the exam regulator’s algorithm, according to official figures published on Thursday morning as sixth-formers around the UK received their results. A-level entries awarded A or A* increased to…

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Student loans new repayment tool ‘irresponsible’

Changes to the Student Loans Company’s website are “irresponsible and dangerous”, the consumer finance expert Martin Lewis has claimed. Mr Lewis says a new “quick repayment” tool gives UK graduates a “damaging, demoralising” picture of their debts. He says the…

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Year groups kept isolated in back-to-school plan

The full-time return to school in September for all pupils in England will be based on keeping year groups apart in separate “bubbles”. The Department for Education is expected to confirm safety plans based on reducing contact, rather than social…

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