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CBI warns GCSEs are failing school leavers
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The school system is failing to equip young people with the most basic numeracy and literacy skills and businesses are forced to fill the gap, the CBI has warned. Research by the employers body finds one in three firms is having to send staff for remedial training to teach them basic English and maths they… Read more »

Proportion of students getting A at A-level increase for 24th year running
A-level grades continue to rise

The number of A-level students receiving the top grade has increased for the 24th year in a row, official figures show. The proportion of A grades has increased from 22.8 per cent last year to 24.1 per cent – prompting the annual concern that the exams are being ‘dumbed down’. Data from the Department for… Read more »