30 Sep '14

News Are independent schools paving the way for state schools to deviate from GCSEs?

Bedales School has broken away from the GCSE curriculum with its innovative courses. Journalist Sarah Marsh considers whether its possible for the state sector to follow suitRoly Botha is worried about leaving school after he takes his A-levels next year, but not for the reasons you might imagine. The 17-year-old doesnt want to leave a school that he sees as his second home; a place where he enjoys dinners with comedian Stephen Fry, and broadcaster Jeremy Paxman pops in for talks.Botha is at Bedales School one of the most expensive independent schools in the country, with fees of up to £10,000 a term. Continue reading...

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