The Secrets of Academies’ Success

Some academies are using Freedom of Information laws to hide evidence of 'dumbing down', according to this report from Civitas. The report claims some academies push pupils into taking exams that are less academically rigorous than GCSEs to boost their league table position. But because academies are exempt from Freedom of Information rules they are not obliged to release the breakdown of their results. Leadership Briefings Issue 4.09 (45)

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