Ceren Sagir - 30 December 2018
TORY reforms are putting state schools at a disadvantage in relation to private ones, data released by the government has revealed.
Private school pupils have a head start in competition for university places and jobs because they sit international GCSEs (IGCSEs), which include coursework and fewer exam hours, making them easier than the more intense GCSE exams that state school students sit, according to the figures, which were released in response to a parliamentary question by Labour MP Lucy Powell.... See more
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