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Specifying a concept-led KS3 English curriculum – David Didau: The Learning Spy

If we accept that we are using the curriculum as a progression model – if children know more, remember more and can do more of the curriculum they’ve been taught – then that paves the way for us to… Continued … Continue reading

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Did the first wave of the pandemic increase the socio-economic achievement gap? – Education Datalab blog

A look at the evidence from the Education Policy Institute’s new report. Continued here: https://ift.tt/3vBYo3K

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What does secondary school absence look like this year? – Education Datalab blog

Regional absences have become much more even, but large differences between Year groups persist. The latest insights from Aspire Attendance Tracker Continued here: https://ift.tt/3E8scYP

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Who’s Left 2021 – Education Datalab blog

The rate at which pupils left secondary schools before the end of Year 11, which had been increasing, fell between January 2020 and January 2021. Continued here: https://ift.tt/3mQDj1G

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How can we get more young people to achieve Level 3 qualifications? – Education Datalab blog

Over half of young people do not achieve at least two A-Levels by age 19. In an upcoming study, we’ll be trying to identify ‘what works….and for whom’ in the post-16 environment. Continued here: https://ift.tt/2YK3Qpq

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How free school meal eligibility has been changing and why we might need new measures of disadvantage – Education Datalab blog

Changes to free school meal eligibility could well have consequences for how we measure the attainment gap and allocate Pupil Premium funding over the next few years Continued here: https://ift.tt/2YvuqT7

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Why aren’t students choosing to study English and the arts at A-Level?: Part two – Education Datalab blog

The second post in this series examining the fall in entries to A-Levels in English and the arts. This post focuses on the arts. Continued here: https://ift.tt/3msU4je

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Why aren’t students choosing to study English and the arts at A-Level?: Part one – Education Datalab blog

Part one of two posts examining the fall in entries to A-Levels in English and the arts. This post focuses on English. Continued here: https://ift.tt/3Ai5HPa

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What impact will Ofqual’s chosen grading system in 2022 have? – Education Datalab blog

Ofqual have decided on a stepped return to pre-pandemic grade distributions. We take a look at what that might mean in practice. Continued here: https://ift.tt/3m9FME9

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Flows of pupils into and out of state schools before and during the pandemic – Education Datalab blog

The school roll in London is falling. But it’s not just because pupils are leaving. Continued here: https://ift.tt/39Lv8xF

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