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The Guardian view on A-levels: another misdirected reform | Editorial

Michael Gove wanted to make exams more rigorous. He should have concentrated on widening opportunity for all school leaversMichael Gove, now environment secretary, arrived at the Department for Education at the start of the 2010 coalition with a closely worked blueprint for raising academic standards. Mr Gove long ago moved on, but his reforms have now reached fruition in the first set of results of his “more rigorous” A-levels. A core group of 13 of the most academic subjects – but excluding maths and further maths – no longer have an AS exam, only an end of course final test. Initial fears that that would mean worse results were eased when Sally Collier, the head of the joint council for qualifications, confirmed that, as usual, there would be “smoothing” so that this year’s grades reflected the abilities of the pupils sitting them. As a result, it is hard to interpret the significance of the headline findings showing a small decline in overall passes, and boys doing slightly better, girls slightly worse, than they did last year.But in a buyer’s market where a demographic dip means fewer 18-year-olds, who are applying for places in a rapidly expanding university sector, more students than ever have decided to wait and apply once they know their A-level grades. At least that is what universities hope. For there is mounting evidence that with the graduate bonus shrinking, consent for student fees is ebbing away. This September, not only do the poorest students lose their maintenance grants and nursing students their bursaries, but fees go up to £9,250 and loans attract an interest rate of 6.1%. That is around three times the rate of a personal loan or a mortgage, and it will be levied despite repayments being securely collected through graduates’ pay packets. It is extortionate. The man who first introduced fees, Andrew Adonis, is now campaigning against them. Even David Willetts, who as universities minister raised fees to £9,000, thinks recent changes have gone too far.
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  • The Guardian view on unlocking Brexit: easier than it looksThis article titled “The Guardian view on unlocking Brexit: easier than it looks” was written by Editorial, for The Guardian on Sunday 15th October 2017 17.29 UTC Every negotiation involves choreography. But when the dancers don’t know the steps in advance, things can go very wrong. Then the blame must be shared. It takes two to mess up a tango. The UK and EU are not so much stumbling over each…View On WordPress
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The Guardian view on A-levels: another misdirected reform | Editorial
Michael Gove wanted to make exams more rigorous. He should have concentrated on widening opportunity for all school leaversMichael Gove, now environment secretary, arrived at the Department for Education at the start of the 2010 coalition with a closely worked blueprint for raising academic standards. Mr Gove long ago moved on, but his reforms have now reached fruition in the first set of results of his “more rigorous” A-levels. A core group of 13 of the most academic subjects – but excluding maths and further maths – no longer have an AS exam, only an end of course final test. Initial fears that that would mean worse results were eased when Sally Collier, the head of the joint council for qualifications, confirmed that, as usual, there would be “smoothing” so that this year’s grades reflected the abilities of the pupils sitting them. As a result, it is hard to interpret the significance of the headline findings showing a small decline in overall passes, and boys doing slightly better, girls slightly worse, than they did last year.But in a buyer’s market where a demographic dip means fewer 18-year-olds, who are applying for places in a rapidly expanding university sector, more students than ever have decided to wait and apply once they know their A-level grades. At least that is what universities hope. For there is mounting evidence that with the graduate bonus shrinking, consent for student fees is ebbing away. This September, not only do the poorest students lose their maintenance grants and nursing students their bursaries, but fees go up to £9,250 and loans attract an interest rate of 6.1%. That is around three times the rate of a personal loan or a mortgage, and it will be levied despite repayments being securely collected through graduates’ pay packets. It is extortionate. The man who first introduced fees, Andrew Adonis, is now campaigning against them. Even David Willetts, who as universities minister raised fees to £9,000, thinks recent changes have gone too far.
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The Guardian view on the SNP conference: deals and ideals | Editorial
It is a mistake to write off the Scottish National party on the basis of the 2017 election. But Nicola Sturgeon faces tough practical challenges on Brexit and the public finances The 2017 general election was
The Guardian view on Theresa May: struggling to survive | Editorial
The prime minister’s authority is broken. Yet the Tory party has little confidence that anyone else would do the job better Tory party politics, says a leftwing character in James Graham’s new West End play, Labour of Love , consist largely of “posh squirrels fighting in a bag”. This week, the Conservatives look all set to provide spectacular proof of Graham’s character’s scathing comment. Theresa May has come to the party’s conference in Manchester with her authority broken. In June she squandered her majority in an election she
The Guardian view on opera: still powerful, still relevant | Editorial
The V&A’s new exhibition, the first to be shown in its elegant, recently completed extension by architect Amanda Levete, is devoted to the gloriously extreme world of opera. The show, a collaboration with the Royal Opera House, tells a story that begins with the birth pangs of the artform amid the new sounds of Monteverdi’s Coronation of Poppaea in Venice in 1643, continues with the Handel-obsessed London of the early decades of the 18th century, and passes on to the shock of the premiere of The Marriage of Figaro in 1786, with its dangerou
The Guardian view on translation: an interpretative and creative act | Editorial
Translation is always an interpretation: an act of creation that also, paradoxically, demands a fierce loyalty to the original text. Translators are our guides into other times and territories. The sonnet was a southern European form brought to England through Thomas Wyatt’s translations of Petrarch.
The Guardian view on the UK’s next census: counting what counts | Editorial
The Office for National Statistics is trying to find an accurate way of measuring the number of trans Britons. It’s harder than it looks Britons have been describing themselves more or less honestly to government at 10-year intervals since 1801, producing each decade a mirror that reflects back the changing world: more populous, healthier, more diverse and (nowadays) getting older. Each time, a few people declare themselves conscientious objectors, and some
The Guardian view on Mugabe’s resignation: the end of an era in Zimbabwe | Editorial
Zimbabweans cheered and sang as they learned that their president’s 37-year rule was over. But they understand the dangers ahead Robert Mugabe’s liberation hero to his people. When he lost their support he hung on by every means at his disposal. Now his brutal reign is over. But the hope is shaded this time by deep concern about what lies ahead. Forcing his resignation was hardly simple: it took much manoeuvring, a military intervention and the opening of impeachment proceedings before he had to bow to the inevitable. What comes next is mur
The Guardian view on ‘the mutineers’: protecting parliament | Editorial
They are presented as a threat to democracy. But all MPs who challenge the government play a part in strengthening it The “mutineers”, the 15 Conservative MPs pictured on the front of Wednesday’s Daily Telegraph, looked more like new members of a golf club than a clique determined to undermine the will of the people. But this was not meant as a joke, and it had consequences that were not in the least amusing. The 15, all of them potential rebels against the government’s decision to write the EU exit date on to the face of the withdrawal
The Guardian view on the Reformation: justification through faith | Editorial
Luther’s 95 Theses were supposedly nailed to a church door in Wittenberg 500 years ago on Tuesday. It is impossible to read Luther, for all his coarse vitality, as an apostle of common sense. The reformation was an argument within western Christianity, not a rejection of all that had gone before.
The Guardian view on universal credit: brake, don’t accelerate | Editorial
The government plans to speed up the rollout of its welfare reform. But what matters is the delay in paying people who desperately need it Universal Credit, once trailed as the Conservatives’ flagship benefit reform, has staggered from crisis to crisis since its inception seven years ago. On Thursday a letter from a dozen Tory backbenchers to the work and pensions secretary, David Gauke, calling for a pause was leaked to the Daily Telegraph. Later, the former government adviser Dame Louise Casey added her voice, warning that to go ahead with
The Guardian view on Brexit transition: Mrs May must stand firm | Editorial
The prime minister must stop indulging those Tories who would push her towards the EU exit without a deal There is no concealing divisions within the cabinet on Brexit but there is consensus that Theresa May’s speech in Florence three weeks ago is the basis from which talks should proceed. That is less impressive than it sounds, since there is no consensus on what Mrs May actually said in Italy. The main point of confusion, made apparent at the Conservative party conference last week, is the form of an “implementation” phase to begin on 2
The Guardian view on white nationalism: a rising danger | Editorial
Almost a century after the end of ‘the war to end all wars’, Europe is in danger of forgetting lessons from the 20th century In Britain, 11 November is known as Armistice Day, but in Poland the same anniversary of the end of the first world war is remembered as Independence Day. In the west it is a memory of triumph , although one that would be followed by still more crushing Eastern Europe was to be freed from the multinational empires that had ruled it from Vienna and St Petersburg, and in their place would rise a host of little nations f
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What is the Reform view of the origin of the Torah? [closed] I recently attended a community Torah study hosted by a Reform rabbi. As we were discussing the weekly Torah portion, many of those in attendance (Reform Jews) kept referring to "the men" who wrote ...
Does the combination of Guardian combinations affect which Guardian you get? You can choose to combine 2 of any Guardian as long as they are the same rarity. Does the choice of type of Guardians you pick to combine affect the outcome of which Guardian you receive?
How can I view my progress on bonus levels In Angry Birds Space there are some bonus levels that appear when you hit special rocks. The birds get sucked into a mini black hole or something, you do the bonus level, and then they pop back out ...
What is the Calvinist view of Christians with different levels of loving God? A) Scripture says no force or power can separate us from the Love of God. "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor ...
Do higher levels have a larger view distance It seems to me that I can see farther after gaining another level, but I always forget to compare. Will the scanner display larger distances as you level up?
“Cut the rope” view levels current scores / time (on iPhone 4, iOS4) Cut the rope is really a great game. I installed both the full version and the Xmas version. However there are two things pretty annoying Opening the levels page shows first a ...
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Draw an ER-Diagram for the following entities card type with attributes card-type-idname and editorial-category with the attridutes editorial-category-id editorial-category-name and editorial with at? Definations Of Editorials An editorial (often leader or leading article in the United Kingdom) is a phrase or article by a news organization newspaper or magazine that expresses the opinion of the editor, editorial board, or publisher. ... the department within a publishing house responsible for the content of its titles, both by commissioning and acquiring but also subsequently ensuring accuracy and completeness of the finished publication Types Of Editorial == editorial of arguementation = Answered By, M.Faisal Shahid
In the types of editorial what do editorial information means?
In the types of editorial what do editorial information means?
In the types of editorial what do editorial information means? Editorial- a type of newspaper article that states an opinion about a current topic of interest
What is your view on illegals deportation then reform or amnesty? The issue of illegal immigration is a sensitive one. Many citizens of a nation feel that deportation is appropriate for illegal immigrants, as it is both mandated by law and viewed as a personal right of the nation to permit only those who pass qualifications to become naturalized. Amnesty is generally frowned on by citizens, as they view it as capitulation or giving the illegal immigrants a free ride to citizenship status. Additional problems occur as illegal immigrants do not pay taxes but use the social programs those taxes are designed to pay for. This can result in exacerbating economi
Who misdirected the Wise Men and turned away Mary and Joseph in Russian legend?
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What hormonal problem could cause low thyroid levels low cortisone levels low testosterone levels high growth hormone levels and cause big hands and feet and fluid on the knee?
What is the difference between agrarian reform and land reform?
Difference between land reform and agrarian reform?
Can a girl move out of her home in bc without parental and guardian consent her guardian is her mother?
If a 16 years old leaves the home of a temporary guardian to live with bio-mother can she be taken back to guardian's house?
Can a 15 year old be questioned by police at school without a parent or guardian resonable effort to contact parents or guardian before questioning in Minnesota?
How can someone convince their guardian to let them go somewhere when their guardian is unsure about the idea of letting them go?
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Can the legal guardian of a seventeen year old get the minors boyfriend and family in trouble if she moves in with them without legal guardian's consent in the state of CA?
Who is view prevailed in Reconstruction was it the view of Radical Republicans or was it Lincolns view?
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