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GCSEs 'need tougher pass mark to catch international rivals'
GCSE grades need to rise in England to catch up with high-achieving education systems, researchers say.

Childcare website 'must be improved', says Morgan
Thousands of parents are having problems using the Childcare Services website.

Prison visiting rules punish children, says charity
Barnardo's says linking visits to male prisoners' good behaviour is cruel to the children.

Three MPs quit Bath University roles over vice-chancellor pay
It follows criticism of the 451k salary of University of Bath vice-chancellor Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell.

New GCSEs 'hardest since O-levels'
Private school leader urges caution over interpretation of new grading system for exams in England.

More graduates leave Wales than arrive, report says
Graduate jobs have not been created by firms at the rate public sector jobs are lost, an expert says.

Cambridge University Press reverses China censorship move
Cambridge University Press restores access to sensitive China stories after academics protest.

Clearing placements at five-year high, early figures show
New figures show record numbers placed through clearing as universities seek to fill places.

Boys help to raise A-level grades
Boys overtake girls in top A-level grades - but university entries are down, with many places available.

Former May adviser Nick Timothy calls student fees 'a Ponzi scheme'
Theresa May's former chief of staff says the system is 'unsustainable' and should be reformed.

Malala gets Oxford University place
The 20-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner will study philosophy, politics and economics.

Learndirect rated 'inadequate' in Ofsted report
Too few learners and apprentices achieve the skills and qualifications to progress, report says.

Manchester attack: Georgina Callander had won university place
Manchester attack victim Georgina Callander would have studied paediatrics, her mother says.

Top grade A-levels rise in Wales
This is the best performance at the top A* and A grades at A-level since 2009.

A-level results in Northern Ireland show big rise in top grades
A* or A grades were achieved in 30.4% of entries, a rise of 0.9% on 2016.


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