Members’ news from 13.08.2020 – 23.08.2020

The Telegraph, Boris Johnson: Nothing will have a greater effect on our children's life chances than returning to school, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 23.08.2020

The Times, Times Letters: Alternatives to the boarding schools ‘racket’, (Adam Pettitt, Highgate School), 22.08.2020

The Telegraph, Letters: Nurturing the next generation of top cricketers, (scroll down) (Will Phelan, Stamford Endowed Schools), 22.08.2020

TES, How to avoid an exams fiasco? Trust teachers, (Magnus Bashaarat, Bedales School), 22.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Headmasters could appeal GCSE results for being TOO GENEROUS after pupils were upgraded beyond teacher estimates – setting them up to take courses that they will fail in future, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL; Roedean School), 21.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Now your child can attend sixth form at Harrow WITHOUT leaving home: School launches £15,000-a-year online-only A-level curriculum (and there's still space available for this year), (Harrow School; Winchester College; St. Mary’s School Ascot; King’s College School; Westminster School; Simon Henderson, Eton College), 20.08.2020

The Telegraph, Well-managed and well-moderated assessment is the only way to prevent another exams fiasco next year, (Magnus Bashaarat, Bedales School), 20.08.2020

The Telegraph, Subject-by-subject breakdown suggests private school children were biggest winners from GCSE grade inflation, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL),20.08.2020

The Times, More top grades as GCSE results rise in all subjects, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 20.08.2020

The Times, GCSE and A-level results: Schools ask for block on grade appeals, (Barnaby Lenon, CEO at ISC; Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 20.08.2020

The Telegraph, How to decide what to do after GCSEs, (Richard Cairns, Brighton College), 20.08.2020

The Telegraph, Sixth forms may have to weed out weaker students, education chief warns, (Barnaby Lenon, CEO at ISC; Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 19.08.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers braced for GCSE backlash over 'too harsh' predicted grades, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 19.08.2020

The Telegraph, GCSE results Q&A: Expert advice on retakes, re-marks and dealing with disappointment, (Jane Lunnon, Wimbledon High School), 19.08.2020

TES, GCSEs 2020: Please don't allow CAG appeals, say schools, (Barnaby Lenon, CEO at ISC), 19.08.2020

Schools Week, ASCL calls for independent inquiry into exam results fiasco, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 18.08.2020

The Guardian, 'Drill and kill' for England's state schools while private sector goes progressive, (Toby Seth, Pocklington School; Alleyn’s School; Bedales School), 18.08.2020

The Telegraph, Gavin Williamson and Ofqual divided over A-level exam grades, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 17.08.2020

The Times, A-level and GCSE results: Appeals fiasco threatens school reopenings, head teachers warn, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 17.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Will GCSE results be delayed TWO WEEKS? Top Tories call on Boris Johnson to postpone marks due out this Thursday - as A-level grade confusion drags on with a U-turn on appeals and lawsuits by pupils, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 17.08.2020

The Times, End exam shambles, Tories tell Boris Johnson, (Vicky Bingham, South Hampstead High School) 17.08.2020

LBC, Centre Assessed Grades interview with Shelagh Fogerty, (Leo Winkley, Shrewsbury School), the discussion begins at 00:20:13. 17.08.20

TES, IB offers new grades to tackle 'algorithm' controversy, (Bryanston School), 17.08.2020

The Sunday Times, In a muddled world, here’s some simple advice: seize your chance, (Andrew Halls, King’s College School), 16.08.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, GCSE grades would be boosted by 9 percentage points if teachers’ predictions were used, (Barnaby Lenon, CEO at ISC), 16.08.2020

TES, A-level 'chaos' deepens as Ofqual suspends appeal rules, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.08.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, A-level algorithm predicts inaccurate grades at least a third of the time, exam regulator’s analysis reveals, (Barnaby Lenon, CEO at ISC), 16.08.2020

The Independent, A-level results: Ofqual suspends criteria for exam appeals hours after releasing policy, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.08.2020

The Guardian, Autumn term chaos feared over exam resits and appeals, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.08.2020

The Telegraph, Exams in chaos after Ofqual about-turn on grade guidance, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 15.08.2020

The Sun, SPECIAL MEASURE A-level farce deepens as Ofqual SUSPENDS appeals criteria without bothering to say why, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 15.08.2020

The Times, Letters to the Editor: A level shambles, (Peter Green Rugby School), 15.08.2020

BBC News, A-level results: Ofqual 'reviewing' exam appeals guidance, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 15.08.2020

The Telegraph, Exams in chaos after Ofqual about-turn on grade guidance, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 15.08.2020

The Times, GCSE results: Head teachers predict a shambles after A-level downgrading row, (Alex Hutchinson, Woldingham School; Helen Pike, Magdalen College School), 15.08.2020

iNews, UK travel quarantine: Teachers rush back to UK and cancel holidays after France quarantine restrictions introduced, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.08.2020

Schools Week, A-level appeals: Heads fear pupils will miss university start dates, (Stephen Jones, St Edward’s School, Oxford), 14.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Oxford University warns students who successfully appeal downgraded A-level they still WON'T be eligible for a place this academic year, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.08.2020

TES, Exclusive: Ofqual missed A-level private school bonus, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.08.2020

TES, Halfon: Prove system is fair before GCSE results day, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.08.2020

TES, Universities say A-level mock appeal pupils must defer, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.08.2020

TES, Ofqual brands teacher-assessed grades as 'implausible', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Oxford University warns students who successfully appeal downgraded A-level they still WON'T be eligible for a place this academic year, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.08.2020

The Telegraph, Letters: Any teacher could see that algorithmic A-levels would let pupils down, (Richard Russell, Colfe’s School), 14.08.2020

Independent Education Today, A-level results: mixed emotions at independent schools, (Gus Lock, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School; David EJJ Lloyd, Solihull School, Tom Lawson, Eastbourne College), 13.08.2020

BBC News, A-levels: Anger over 'unfair' results this year, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Poorer pupils are worst hit by A-level downgrades with 10% seeing marks lowered - but record numbers of students are STILL heading to university as percentage receiving A*s or As rises to all-time high, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

The Times, Top unis taking majority of extra students, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

iNews, A-level results 2020: ‘Unfair’ results ‘must be reviewed’ as lowering of grades hits poorest pupils most, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

TES, A levels 2020: Grades 'utterly unfair and unfathomable', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

TES, 'I have never seen such a car-crash set of results', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020