Homeschooling in England and Wales
how many children are home educated, what are their characteristics and what are the challenges of increasing home education?
All pupils to study maths until 18…?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of making all students study maths until they are 18?
comparative education studies are useful to policy makers because they allow the ‘adaptation’ of best educational practice, but there are problems because what works in one culture may not be so successful in another!
Has Education in the U.K. become more Personalised…?
Personalised learning means listening to student’s needs and tailoring teaching and learning to meet those needs.
Online Education Trends
Increasing numbers of people are making use of online learning platforms to educate themselves, but getting representative data on online learning is a challenge!
Why do Poor students underachieve at A-level?
16-19 year old students who are eligible for free school meals underachieve by 3 A-level grades compared to their wealthier peers. This is primarily because of lower prior attainment at GCSE, but also because poorer students take fewer and different qualifications (BTECs more likely than A-levels). This is according to some recent quantitative research published…
Education Policy in England and Wales 2015-2019
From 2015 the conservatives cut funding for education, carried on with academisation and the pupil premium, supported more state selective education, encouraged the EBacc and introduced T Levels.
Academies in England and Wales
Academies were first introduced under New Labour in the year 2000 to drive up standards and improve equality of opportunity. However academies under the coalition and the new Tories have been more about creating a quasi market in education.