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How COVID-19 was a Foil for Gerrymandering our ‘A’ Level Grades

Algorithm used to favour Eton over Eltham, Harrow over Harlow, and Millfield over Middleton

If you wish to better yourself, I urge you not to be Northern, working-class, nor a former pupil of a bog-standard comprehensive or academy in an impoverished area. That it seems is the message we are getting from this year’s ‘A’ Level results. A staggering 40% of results were downgraded from the teachers’ predictions at each College of Further Education and Sixth Form Department.

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Tameside College Set To Return To Ashton Town Centre

£76 million deal sees replacement for TAC building and upgraded facilities for Tameside College

  • New Camp Street campus for ‘A’ Level and Media students;
  • Son of TAC to incorporate new offices for Tameside MBC and classrooms for vocational courses;
  • Beaufort Road campus to be upgraded;
  • Clarendon Road and Stockport Road centres to be sold off to finance deal.

The fate of Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council’s TAC building has been sealed thanks to a £76 million deal. In 2015, Tameside College will return to Ashton-under-Lyne town centre twenty years after the sale of its Warrington House centre near The Station public house. Known as VisionTameside, it will see a return to the college’s roots with the new base close to Warrington House and the Heginbottom Institute, adjacent to Ashton Central Library. Continue reading “Tameside College Set To Return To Ashton Town Centre”

All Saints at 50: Anniversary Celebrations End In Style

Dukinfield school reaches Big 5-0

The second half of the 2012-13 Academic Year came to a close in style at All Saints Catholic College. To celebrate its fiftieth birthday, the Dukinfield school hosted a fun day from 11am to 2pm. There was side shows, a bouncy castle and tours around All Saints Catholic College itself. Other attractions included displays from the Air Cadets and St. John’s Ambulance. Continue reading “All Saints at 50: Anniversary Celebrations End In Style”

English Baccalaureate Certificate: The End of Broad Based Secondary Education?

Gove Levels plan could undo five years of work in just two weeks for some students

Not to be content with having the English GCSE grades gerrymandered, Michael Gove was let off the hook for encouraging the QCA to change the parameters between C and D grades. They followed his orders and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority took the flak. Continue reading “English Baccalaureate Certificate: The End of Broad Based Secondary Education?”

The False Economics of Abolishing EMA

The ConDems’ Civil War on Youth has been going for eight months now. Not to be content with axing the Building Schools for the Future, Aim Higher and the Future Jobs Fund, the bankers’ coalition have voted to abolish social mobility for 16 – 19 year olds, with a Commons Majority of 59. Continue reading “The False Economics of Abolishing EMA”