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Rest in peace

This week has seen momentous events for the UK. While prime ministers come and go, the Queen appeared to be a fixed reference point in time. However, she finally passed away this week and heralded a new start as we…

GCSE and VTQ results: mind the attainment gap

Whatever the results, it is important to remember that the students do not change. It is hoped employers, colleges and universities embrace this and adapt wisely to the shifting sands. The students and their teachers did their best when studying…

Exam results 2022 and the fallout arising

Yesterday was the culmination of two years of worry and angst endured by students in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.  Their A-level, BTEC, and T-level results were posted.  Many had not sat a formal external examination before due to the…

Airbrushing Advance HE

Recent attacks on Advance HE and the National Union of Students add to suspicions that the government seeks to exert more control through its regulator, the Office for Students.  Under the ‘doublespeak’ of freedom of speech, academic freedom is more…