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National phonics check ‘too basic’

Children can pass the phonics test with just a basic knowledge of the government’s preferred system for learning to read, research suggests. Six-year-olds have to read aloud 20 real words and 20 made-up words in…


Private schools A-level dip reflects national trends

Private schools saw a dip in top A-level results this year, largely reflecting national trends, figures released by the sector suggest. The proportion of private school A-level entries gaining grade A or better was 48.7%,…