Alongside the usual avalanche of opinion on this week's GCSE results, this interesting piece from the BBC shows the most significant trends, based on real data. You can view the equivalent piece for A Levels here .
Writing on the Public Finance blog, Conor Ryan argues that when prospects are so bleak for those getting their results this week, the usual criticism of dumbing down should be eschewed in favour of congratulating our young people.
Great resource from The National College. Results of a research project which investigated a sample of schools which had improved pupil learning outcomes over at least three consecutive years under the leadership of the same headteacher.
Schools Minister Nick Gibb has made no secret of his admiration for this American academic and his views on core knowledge and 'cultural literacy'. Patrick Watson explores the detail behind these ideas.