Tag Archives: General Certificate of Secondary Education

Compooter say ‘No’: council is “baffled” over GCSE results

GENE BRODIE reports on further concerns about the lack of information – withheld results, or through simple incompetence? – about the performance of Croydon’s secondary schools. Plus: The Guardian highlights again the injustices of Ofsted’s treatment of Roke Primary Three … Continue reading

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Council fails to do its homework on Croydon GCSE results

So how did Croydon’s pupils do in their GCSEs this year? Our education correspondent GENE BRODIE gives Croydon Council an “F” for its efforts in failing to release full results for local schools, when Sutton and other boroughs provided that … Continue reading

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How you can tell which schools are really making the grade

School pupils – whether attending the borough’s high-profile independents, our state secondaries or the privatised academies – will be receiving their life-shaping GCSE, AS and A level results in the next few weeks. Education correspondent GENE BRODIE provides an insider’s … Continue reading

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Equivalents and exclusions boost results rather than education

Things are beginning to look grim for the future of Roke Primary, where parents, governors and staff fear that the public asset of the school, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, is about to be handed over by education secretary … Continue reading

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Roke Primary to be handed over to a carpet salesman

Roke Primary School in Kenley is being forced into academy status with the Harris Federation, against the wishes of the governors and parents. Malcolm Farquharson, the chairman of governors at Roke, issued this letter to all parents yesterday, the first … Continue reading

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It is time the likes of Gove and Pollard listened to the teachers

O Levels, CSEs, and grammar schools in Croydon? Having read Councillor Tim Pollard’s recent article on Inside Croydon, SUSAN OLIVER responds by arguing that teachers should put their capes on and become the super-heroes of education they’re entitled to be … Continue reading

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