PricewaterhouseCoopers to stop assessing graduates on their A-level results

The Independent - 9 hours 56 min ago

Britain’s so called “gold standard” educational qualification faces a blow after the biggest private sector employer of graduates said yesterday it would no longer use A-level grades to assess applicants for 90 per cent of its roles.









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A classroom of firsts

BBC - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 21:27
If you are the first woman in your family to go to college
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PwC recruiters say A-level results unfairly aid private school pupils

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 18:31

Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers to ignore the exam results when seeking new blood in effort to cancel out built-in advantage

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Birmingham headteachers say they are subject to campaign of intimidation

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 16:54

Schools in city caught in upheaval from the Trojan Horse investigation are targeted with dead animals in playgrounds and death threats on social media

Headteachers working in schools affected by the Birmingham Trojan Horse affair are facing a campaign of intimidation, including a death threat on Facebook and dead animals in the playground, it was claimed on Sunday.

Many, many of our members have suffered greatly from rogue governors

There is no place for extremism in our schools

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Trojan Horse: Headteacher received death threats for speaking out against homophobia

The Independent - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 15:43

A headteacher has told how she had received death threats for speaking out against homophobia as part of a new campaign of intimidation in the wake of the Birmingham Trojan Horse affair.









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Heads warn of Trojan Horse threats

BBC - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 15:04
Head teachers warn intimidation is still continuing after the so-called Trojan Horse scandal, including dead animals being left in playgrounds.
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Coalition plans to increase tuition fees to £11,500 a year, says Labour

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 14:04

Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats, refuses to rule out higher charges for undergraduates in response to questions from shadow home secretary

A re-elected coalition government would increase tution fees to £11,500 a year, Labour has claimed.

It’s now clear that the Lib Dems are preparing to hike tuition fees yet again

Clegg talking crap on tuition fees. He wasn't between 'rock and hard place'. I was in the room when he decided to vote for it. He was keen.

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Not saving early for college tuition is everyone's problem. Here's why

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 13:30

BlackRock’s Rick Rieder takes a strictly pragmatic perspective on the broader consequences of parents not thinking long-term

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Lib Dems call for teacher pay rise

BBC - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 13:00
If teachers are really valued they should be given a pay rise, says Liberal Democrat David Laws, promising an end to public sector pay cuts.
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Mini Oscars, snack-time shows and Skittles – inspiring children through film

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 08:00

Movies are more than an end-of-term lesson fillers. Teacher Claire Dunsire explains how she uses the big screen to spark imaginations and boost literacy

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How the main parties compare on the six most important policy issues

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 07:00
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Election aftermath: how will the next government be decided?

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 06:05
If there is another hung parliament, weary party leaders will have little chance to rest as questions over alliances and coalitions multiply Continue reading...







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Star tenor Alfie Boe calls for increase in funds for music education

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 00:04
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Schools unable to recruit senior teachers, says union

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 00:00

National Association of Head Teachers survey exposes shortage of senior staff, while newly qualified personnel are ‘not well prepared’

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Two out of three schools struggling to fill senior teaching posts, says new report

The Independent - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 00:00

Two out of three schools are struggling to fill senior teaching posts, according to a new survey.









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Eton head: Private schools too expensive

Telegraph - Sat, 02/05/2015 - 22:30
Despite efforts to recruit pupils from poorer homes with bursaries, fees at leading boarding schools have put them out of the reach of middle-class parents, says Eton head Tony Little







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Swarthmore College says it will not pursue fossil fuel divestment

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 02/05/2015 - 22:22
  • Board cites ‘long and deep discussion and debate’ but will not change policy
  • Student spokesman: board now ‘complicit’ with climate-change destruction
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Boko Haram 'captives' come to safety

BBC - Sat, 02/05/2015 - 22:05
Nearly 300 girls and women who the army says it rescued from Boko Haram earlier this week are taken to a refugee camp.
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Headteachers express 'deep concern' over primary school baseline tests

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 02/05/2015 - 19:39

National Association of Head Teachers members warn that assessments, set to be introduced nationally in 2016, risk impairing a sensitive learning environment

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Abraham Lincoln: 150 years later, hundreds retrace funeral procession

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 02/05/2015 - 19:07

Descendants of those who accompanied Lincoln’s coffin in 1865 join re-enactment in his hometown to the Old State Capitol, where he lay in state

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