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’s claims about education in Scotland are not all quite right.
Education fact checks
£95k average headteacher salary refers only to state secondary schools
The Daily Express repeated a claim made by education secretary Gillian Keegan last month about headteacher salaries, which failed to clarify the figure referred only to those in secondary schools
Claim ‘nine in 10’ teachers voted to strike is misleading
Teaching union NASUWT claimed that nine in 10 of its members voted to strike.