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GCSE and A level exams are cancelled. Will predicted grades have an adverse effect on black students?

Apr 01, 2020
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Following the government’s decision to close schools and cancel examinations due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Department for Education confirmed that students of GCSEs and A-levels would instead be graded using the predictions of their teachers.

From A* - 9? What does this all mean?

Aug 20, 2018

As parents, practitioners and students, we seem to be constantly having to get our head around the forever changing education system. The new grading system which saw the traditional A-G grade abolished and the introduction of 9 -1(with 9 been the highest) was introduced in 2017 for Maths and English and rolled out to other subject this year leaving many parents and young people confused!

So what does this mean?

Race Equality and Schools: A Guide for Parents and Carers

Aug 08, 2010

The Black Training & Enterprise Group (BTEG) on behalf of the Centre for Educational Success (CES) has produced a guide to help parents and carers understand the responsibility that schools have to address race equality and suggest what parents can do to support schools to raise educational attainment. It also outlines the responsibilities of schools, which include the preparation of a written policy for promoting race equality, assessing the impact of such a policy on pupils, staff and parents from different racial groups and monitoring its effect.

The Performance of 5 year olds from different Ethnic Groups

Aug 08, 2010

The Department for Children, Schools and Families published data in November 2008 which shows the achievements of 5year olds from different ethinic groups at the foundation stage and it will make it possible to compare the levels achieved by the same groups at later stages of their education.

The percentages of children who achieved a good level of development at the foundation stage are:

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