Just as Theresa May returned from her holiday in the Swiss Alps, there were two pieces of bad news for the new prime minister – not that most people would probably have noticed.
The last Conservative government repeatedly promised to reduce this figure to the tens of thousands (even though the policy was allegedly born by mistake) – a figure that Theresa May has pledged to keep to.
GCSE results released on Thursday showed that grades had fallen by their biggest margin since the exam replaced the O-level a quarter of a century ago.
While some of this downturn was due to the new policy of making 17-year-olds with Ds or…
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