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How Birmingham children in care are falling behind in their GCSEs 

7 Apr 18

Children who are living with parents or guardians tend to get an average grade of C or B in the same exams…


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Could you pass a GCSE exam today? This quiz will tell you 

7 Apr 18

Try these 15 questions from past papers and practice tests covering English, maths and science…


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How long should I devote to revising over Easter? 

28 Mar 18

How much time do top-performing students devote to revising for their GCSEs and A levels over the Easter break? Although it’s important to unwind (and we have done lots of assemblies on how to achieve a balance and deal with exam pressure), the …


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The Exam-Life Balance 

25 Mar 18

I’m aware that a number of students across the UK are now fast-approaching their GCSE, AS and A-Level summer exams.


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You must remember…. 

15 Mar 18

Pupils doing GCSEs need to remember a lot of information.


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Could you pass a GCSE exam today? This quiz will find out 

2 Mar 18

Try these 15 questions from past papers and practice tests covering English, maths and science…


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Work Experience 

23 Feb 18

Oliver Anderson, son of ICONSYS Senior
Project Engineer Rob Anderson, spent a week at the beginning of February at
ICONSYS as part of his work experience.


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Makers of Black Country dictionary want GCSE in the subject 

23 Feb 18

Dialect dictionary goes on sale at Black Country Living Museum…


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Study examines if starting school later in the day may help GCSE pupils 

21 Feb 18

Experts from the universities of Birmingham, Oxford and Aberdeen are recruiting schools to take part in the study…


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BBC documentary follows once-homeless Birmingham teen on path to becoming doctor 

14 Feb 18

The first episode follows three young girls as they face the mounting pressure of their first year of GCSE preparation…


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Saint Martin’s School ranked top of the class for GCSE results 

12 Feb 18

A SOLIHULL girls school is top of the class for GCSE results, according to government figures.


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New research reveals RSC approach to studying Shakespeare improves language skills and helps youngsters find their voice 

7 Feb 18

New research from the University of Warwick shows that using the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) approach to studying Shakespeare can significantly improve student language acquisition and skills with some schools reporting better SATS and GCSE …


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Coventry children with English as second language outperform other kids in GCSEs 

5 Feb 18

Detailed breakdown of last summer’s results shows difference in performance…


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“Staffordshire schools will continue to rise to the challenge of higher standards” 

26 Jan 18

SCHOOLS in Staffordshire will continue to rise to the challenge of higher standards when it comes to GCSEs, the county’s education chief has said this week.


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These are the best performing schools in the West Midlands for GCSEs 

26 Jan 18

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys in Birmingham was the best-performing school in the city…


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Hardwick Hall – GCSE History Trip 

24 Jan 18

11A1, 11A2 and 11C1 are attending on the Wednesday.


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Celebrating Women in Mathematics 

4 Dec 17

On Tuesday 28th November, 15 Year 10 girls went to Wolverhampton University to take part in a fantastic event: Celebrating Women in Mathematics.


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Read along with your child: English literature GCSE 

28 Nov 17

Read along with your child: English literature GCSE We have had several requests from parents and carers to publish the list of set texts for English literature GCSE.


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GCSE coursework to be axed from computer science grades amid cheating fears 

27 Nov 17

Tasks due to be completed by teenagers in schools and colleges as part of the new GCSE course have been posted online…


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Could you pass a GCSE exam today? Try our quick quiz to find out! 

24 Nov 17

Try these 15 questions from past papers and practice tests covering English, maths and science…


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Bournville schoolboy returns for series 4 of Peaky Blinders 

15 Nov 17

Former Bournville School pupil Harry Kirton is returning to the role of Finn, a member of the notorious Shelby family, for the fourth Peaky Blinders series starting this week on BBC2.


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Single-Sex English Classes Introduced at Southampton School 

20 Oct 17

A head teacher who introduced single-sex GCSE English classes in September in a bid to improve exam results has said he is “very impressed” with the way it has been working.


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How Sutton Coldfield and Erdington schools fared in 2017 performance tables 

19 Oct 17

The majority of Sutton Coldfield schools were ‘above average’ for GCSE results…


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These are the ten best schools for GCSEs in the West Midlands 

19 Oct 17

Overall, 99% of pupils passed the English Baccalaureate including strong passes…


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Parents fury after GCSE exam results ‘withheld’ at Al-Hijrah School 

18 Oct 17

Students took their Information, Communication and Technology exam in the summer…