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SPaG tests – How did we get here? HMI and English from 5 to 16

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Back in the days when HMIs were the most respected force in the land for improving education they published a series of booklets called Curriculum Matters. The first booklet in the series was English 5 – 16. It appeared in … Continue reading

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Universities and Unconditional Offers. Why not?

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Why do universities insist upon “conditional” rather than “unconditional” offers? Who benefits from this policy? Who endures unnecessary stress and angst because of the conditional offer status? Recent experience of the UCAS process for applications to universities has made us … Continue reading

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OECD: PISA on Problem-Solving

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OECD has released the results of the first PISA assessment of creative problem solving this week. 85,000 students from 44 countries did a computer-based test to identify whether they could transfer their knowledge into solving real-life problems. http://www.oecd.org/education/singapore-and-korea-top-first-oecd-pisa-problem-solving-test.htm There’s some … Continue reading

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The Importance of “Soft Skills”: A BCC Manifesto on Skills and Employment

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In recent posts we’ve reflected on the Compass Education conference and the “Making Education Work” report from Sir Roy Anderson and Pearson Education. We’ve also referred to the British Chambers of Commerce’s “Skills and Employment” manifesto. A link to this … Continue reading

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“Making Education Work” – for individuals, society and business

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Please take a few minutes to read our summary of the executive summary of this important new report. http://uk.pearson.com/content/dam/ped/pei/uk/pearson-uk/Campaigns/making-education-work/making-education-work-online-pdf-report.pdf Making Education Work A report from an Independent Advisory Group chaired by Professor Sir Roy Anderson 3Di’s Response – some initial … Continue reading

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