Numbers studying physics rise as blockbuster films, the Hadron Collider and the Mars Rover inspire students

The Independent - 1 hour 10 min ago

Blockbuster films such as Gravity, Interstellar and The Theory of Everything, combined with a huge interest in machines such as the Large Hadron Collider at Cern and the Mars Rover, are creating a buzz around physics and leading to higher numbers of students applying to study the subject.









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Saturday jobs ‘can damage exam grades for teenagers’

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 28/03/2015 - 21:03
Part-time work cuts study time, may be damaging to GCSE grades and might reduce motivation in lessons, new research suggests

There was widespread praise for millionaire parents David and Victoria Beckham when it was revealed that they had sent their eldest son, Brooklyn, to do a few weekend shifts in a west London coffee shop. And Jamie Oliver won approval for insisting that he’ll be keeping his eldest two daughters “real” by encouraging them to work in his new pub on Saturdays.

However, new research suggests that teenagers who take on a Saturday job could be damaging their GCSE grades – an effect especially noticeable in girls – even while they earn extra cash they might spend on risky behaviours like drinking or smoking.

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Secret Teacher: when does a relaxing glass of wine become a problem?

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 28/03/2015 - 08:00

What began as a few glasses has become a bottle a night. I worry that if I don’t find another way to cope with stress, someone might call last orders on my career

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What I’m really thinking: the GCSE student

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 28/03/2015 - 07:00

‘A regimented curriculum geared towards preparing students for impersonal, memory-based exams is as depressing as it is uninteresting’

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'Rise in child mental health issues'

BBC - Sat, 28/03/2015 - 02:58
More children have mental health problems than two years ago, according to a union's survey of education staff.
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Gina Williams on why every Australian should know some Indigenous words

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 22:00

The Noongar musician had to take Tafe classes to learn the language of her people, but now she’s dedicated to spreading its popularity – one song at a time

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What every man needs now: a six-pack from ancient Greece

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 20:05
Women have always faced impossible physical expectations. Now there is pressure on men to muscle up like Hercules Continue reading...







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Travel ban for five east London girls over fears they will join Isis in Syria

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 19:43

Girls, aged 15 and 16, attend Bethnal Green academy in east London and have been made wards of court

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How the science of sport can boost exam revision

Telegraph - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 19:29
The Easter holidays are crunch time for pre-GCSE and A-level revision. Applying sports psychology can help pupils focus and make the most of their time







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A-levels and GCSE subjects culled

BBC - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 16:39
Ofqual sets out the range of A-levels and GCSEs that will no longer be taught amid moves to toughen examinations in England.
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Uni offers UK's first Urdu degree

BBC - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 16:03
Manchester Metropolitan University becomes the UK's first higher education institute to offer students a degree course in Urdu.
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Yelp for teachers is a terrible idea

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 16:00

A Virginia parent sued for teacher evaluation and observations to be made available to the public - but educators are more than just a set of scores

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University protests around the world: share your photos

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 13:13

Are you staging a protest or occupation to fight against the commercialisation of higher education? Share your photos via GuardianWitness

Over the past month, academics and students in Canada, the Netherlands and the UK have taken a stand against their institutions through staging protests and occupations.

Related: University protests around the world: a fight against commercialisation

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VIDEO: Music transforms children's lives

BBC - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:37
Classical music is transforming children's lives in a Tyneside's inner city areas as part of an innovative project at Sage Gateshead.
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Join us to debate the election issues that matter to young people

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:22

The Guardian is running a series of events with young experts and Guardian writers in the run up to the general election

In the run up to the election the Guardian is running a series of events which focus on the issues that affect young voters. Rick Edwards will host a panel of experts and Guardian writers as we explore election issues. From climate change, to freedom of speech and immigration – young people talk and politicians listen.

The topics and locations of the events will be:

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Many young pupils 'can't communicate'

BBC - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 11:02
A study suggests too many children in England are starting school unable to communicate well enough or control their behaviour.
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Students turn to sex work to make ends meet at university, study finds

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 10:53

Research shows one in 20 students has worked in sex industry to fund lifestyles, just get by or reduce debts, with more men than women involved

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University politics seminars are a breeding ground for chauvinism

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 10:52

Female politics students often feel intimidated and belittled in class, says a student blogger

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We shouldn't keep quiet about how research grant money is really spent

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 08:30

The same organisations that make it difficult to get a grant can be ridiculously laid back about how their money is spent once they have signed it over

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Good news Friday: school hamster in national contest win

Telegraph - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 08:00
Good News Friday: Young scientists win a national competition for their creative hydration solution, while school hamster inspires award winning photography. Read our weekly good news round-up







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