Posted: Mon, 15 Dec 2014
The Minister for Schools has written to an Orthodox Jewish school, after the NSS raised concerns that the school was advising pupils to not answer exam questions on evolution and human reproduction.
NSS alert Ofsted after Jewish faith school tells pupils not to answer exam questions that conflict with school’s religious ethos
Posted: Thu, 13 Nov 2014
The National Secular Society has called on Ofsted and the DfE to ensure that all schools teach the National Curriculum in full after the head of a publicly funded Jewish faith school admitted to advising students not to answer exam questions which conflict with the school's strict Orthodox religious beliefs.
Posted: Mon, 31 Mar 2014
Faith schools will no longer be allowed to redact questions about evolution and reproduction from science exam papers on grounds of religious sensitivity, and any attempt to do so will be treated as "malpractice" the exam regulator has said.
Posted: Tue, 11 Mar 2014
The National Secular Society has accused the Government of neglecting the best interests of children after it refused to intervene following the revelations that some faith schools have been blacking out questions on exam papers, depriving pupils of the ability to score the maximum marks.
Posted: Sat, 01 Mar 2014
The National Secular Society has discovered that exam boards, the exam regulator and the government have been colluding with faith schools to shield pupils from key scientific concepts.
Posted: Thu, 10 Oct 2013
A state funded Jewish faith school has been caught blacking out questions on science exam papers.
Posted: Mon, 17 Jun 2013
Government plans to place greater emphasis on evolution in biology classes as part of its proposals to reform GCSE content have been criticised for "causing problems" for strictly Orthodox Jewish faith schools.