Newry school students disqualified from A-level exam

BBC - Tue, 23/08/2016 - 18:01
The grades of a number of A-level candidates are cancelled after Sociology exam questions were shared on social media.
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'More Rio medal winners were state-school educated'

BBC - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 18:01
Medal-winning members of Team GB were more likely to have been state school educated, says an education charity.
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Teenage girls: Mental well-being 'worsening'

BBC - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 16:41
The mental well-being of teenage girls in England has worsened in recent years, says research for the Department for Education.
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University clearing 2016 'the busiest ever', says Ucas

BBC - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 12:52
A record 33,000 students found university places through clearing over the weekend, says the admissions service Ucas.
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PFI schools built in Scotland 'owned by offshore firms'

BBC - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 06:22
More than 200 schools built in Scotland under private finance schemes are at least partially owned by offshore investment funds, BBC Scotland finds.
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Files reveal approved school drug trial plans in 1960s

BBC - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 00:46
Home Office doctors gave the go-ahead for experimental drug trials on children at two approved schools in the 1960s, National Archives files show.
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Record university offers now 3% higher than last year

BBC - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 16:08
A record 442,900 people have been offered places at UK universities since A-level results were published on Thursday.
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Sturgeon launches school reading challenge

BBC - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 11:36
Nicola Sturgeon challenges pupils across Scotland to read from a list of up to 100 books as part of a drive to improve literacy.
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Record university offers as top A-level grades slip

BBC - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 18:57
Record numbers of UK university places have been offered - as top A-level grades fall for the fifth year in a row.
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Wirral teen celebrates nine A* grades and has University Challenge hopes

BBC - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 17:26
A teenager celebrates achieving nine A* grades at A-level and hopes to be a future contestant on University Challenge.
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Foreign languages A-level slump blamed on cuts

BBC - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 16:53
Sixth form funding pressures have been blamed for a drop in foreign language A-level candidates.
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Free lunch?

BBC - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 13:34
As thousands of students prepare to head off to university for the first time, here are 10 alternative ways they can help fund their education.
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Dundee university to autopsy an alien

BBC - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 11:47
The University of Dundee is to undertake an "alien autopsy" to mark the 150th anniversary of HG Wells' birth.
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Girls on top

BBC - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 10:40
With girls' dominance on the university campus set to continue, we ask why more women than men go to university.
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Degrees have 'retained earnings value'

BBC - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 00:41
The value of a university degree in higher earnings has not been eroded by the increase in student numbers, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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University to raise tuition fees for current students

BBC - Wed, 17/08/2016 - 17:15
Exeter University has told its current students that their tuition fees are going to be increased to £9,250 from autumn 2017.
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Fair advice call for A-level results

BBC - Wed, 17/08/2016 - 08:50
A social mobility charity is training volunteers to help give advice to state school pupils getting their A-level results this week.
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Labour promises return of student maintenance grants

BBC - Wed, 17/08/2016 - 08:48
Labour says it would increase corporation tax to fund maintenance grants and bring back the education maintenance allowance for 1.25 million students.
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Birds and bees

BBC - Wed, 17/08/2016 - 05:07
Sex and relationship education (SRE) in schools is often criticised - so we've asked a teacher to watch old videos and explain how it's changed over the last 50 years.
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Meningitis W: Students urged to get vaccine

BBC - Wed, 17/08/2016 - 01:28
Young people starting at university or college in September are being urged to get a vaccine against meningitis.
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