The FT brings analysis of the increasingly available data to measure the performance of the country’s top schools

A-level students at work in the City

Scheme aims to give state pupils taste of life in a financial job

GCSE pass rate up but top grades fall

Big rise in entries for science but French and German decline

Top universities eyed as A-levels arrive

More students are taking core academic subjects

Concern raised over ‘coasting’ academies

Research casts doubt over effectiveness of forced academisation

UK schools should not be exam factories

Compulsory national examination at 16 and 18 cannot be justified

Scrap GCSEs, says head of business lobby

Exam pressure gets in the way of learning, says Cridland

Singapore-style teaching boosts UK maths

Study shows new ‘Mathematics Mastery’ programme is working

Confidence booster: pupils from Kingsford Community School in Beckton try out Debate Mate
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Debating skills to aid social mobility

Charity Debate Mate coaches kids to speak up

Private school pupils at record high

Largest increase in numbers since before economic crisis

Paul Macnamara/Guzelian Shadow Education Sec and Stoke MP, Tristram Hunt, visits Goodwin Steel Castings in his constituency in Stoke-on-Trent. Pictured here at the Bridgewater Pottery factory. Words:Helen Warrell
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Historian Hunt backs a skills-based future

Labour MP sees education as a way of ‘liberating’ communities

Clegg to pledge extra £2.5bn on education

Deputy premier will say Lib Dems want to stay in office

BBC to give 1m computers to children

Devices will go to pupils starting secondary school

Cameron promises 500 more free schools

Research suggests they raise standards in neighbouring schools

Labour plan business training for heads

Shadow education secretary says schools need financial managers

Maths lesson gives Miliband a headache

Think-tank finds education vow by Labour and Tories are similar