Qualifications and skills
Fact checks about a-level results, GCSE results, SATs and literacy levels
Telegraph columnist wrongly claims literacy at the lowest level in UK history
A Telegraph article was wrong to say literacy was at its lowest level in history, and that every international league table puts the UK near bottom for literacy and numeracy. …
Gavin Williamson did not say pupils will be overpromoted into jobs that are beyond their competence
Comments about A-level results incorrectly attributed to the Education Secretary have been widely shared.
Scotland’s maths and science scores are falling in international tests but rising in national tests
Boris Johnson said maths and science is at record lows in Scotland, where education hasn’t been debated for two years.
Education fact checks
MailOnline muddles professorship ethnicity figures
The Royal Society found that 3.5% of black academic staff working in STEM were professors, not that 3.5% of professors were black.
Claim that up to 135,000 children have not returned to school needs more context
Figures supposedly showing that between 95,000 and 135,000 children failed to return to school this term are based on a snapshot of just one day.