The ‘New’ 9-1 GCSE Levelling System – Is It Really Working?

The new GCSE levelling system centres away from the old alphabetical grading system, and introduces a new 1-9 levelling system with 9 being the top grade. Chief Regulator Glenys Stacey justifies the changes with “how grade standards are set is an extremely important issue, and we were very encouraged by the quantity and quality of … More The ‘New’ 9-1 GCSE Levelling System – Is It Really Working?

The Importance of Music Education in the National Curriculum

The National Curriculum in England states that “music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity” as justification of the programme of study. In a country where the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is increasingly becoming the precedent of performance measures in schools, the value of music and the arts as a … More The Importance of Music Education in the National Curriculum