Several sample papers for the new GCSE qualifications have been rejected amid concerns that they are too easy, TES has learned.

The proportion of students who achieved a C or above in their GCSEs has increased again this year, while the number of students achieving an A* saw a slight drop.

New government plans aim to enrol every eight year old in England at their local library, in a bid to improve literacy.

A poll conducted by TES has found that a third of teachers do not support the new-look GCSEs, which will be introduced from September.

A £187 million public-private partnership has been launched to improve facilities at eight Midlands schools.

SALTEX 2015 is set to build upon its success last year with the announcement of an enhanced, all-encompassing and free to attend education programme called Learning Live.

Prime Minister David Cameron has said he would like to see every school have the opportunity to become an academy, outlining plans to expand the manifesto promise to convert ‘coasting schools’.

The number of students awarded A* and A grades in their A-levels dropped by 0.1 per cent to a record low of 25.9 per cent.

The number of parents taken to court in England for their child’s truancy rose by a quarter last year.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb has said that GCSE and A-level qualifications will go through fundamental reform, to bring up standards and place a focus on core subject knowledge.

Ofqual have released the findings from its investigation into the marking issues exam board OCR experienced in summer 2014 that put GCSE and A-level marks at risk of not being delivered on time.

Exam regulator Ofqual has said that there has been an increase in the number of pupils choosing to take ‘traditional’ subjects, such at maths, science and English, at GCSE and A level.