First fall in pupils gaining top GCSE passes

The Independent - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 18:57

The percentage of pupils obtaining the GCSE benchmark of five A* to C passes including maths and English has fallen for the first time, an official breakdown of this summer’s results has revealed.








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Employers condemn student visa rules

BBC - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 18:21
Universities and business leaders call for changes in student visa rules, but the immigration minister says their criticisms are based on "myths".
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Record demand for Oxford places as applications for Cambridge 'drop'

Telegraph - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 16:55
Figures are expected to show a decline in the number of students applying to Cambridge following toughening of entry requirements, even though demand for Oxford is rising






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How 1,000 years of Arabic scholarship advanced scientific debate in pictures

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 15:34

From the 9th to the 19th centuries, scholars and scribes used Arabic as a lingua franca to debate scientific ideas. Arabic-speaking scholars translated classical Greek, Persian and even Sanskrit texts on topics such as medicine, mathematics and astronomy. These scholars went far beyond translation and preservation and fostered a unique and vibrant scientific culture within the Arabic-speaking world. The British Library and Qatar Foundation have joined forces to launch a new bilingual online portal, the Qatar Digital Library, providing free access to 25,000 pages of fascinating medieval Arabic manuscript. Heres a selection of some of the most influential scientific texts in history

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Today were talking masturbation: sitting in on a sex education class

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 15:25
As bill to make sex education a statutory requirement gets its second reading in the Commons, Sally Weale attends a lesson Continue reading...






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Law students: seven ways to motivate yourself

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 14:33

Studying law can be overwhelming at times, but changing your attitude can make things a whole lot easier

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Education standards 'in decline' at overcrowded universities

Telegraph - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 13:59
Academics claim that universities are compromising standards by admitting too many students and over-marking work to satisfy "money obsessed" managers






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Balancing teaching and management how do middle leaders do it?

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 12:33

Sponsored feature: With a hefty timetable and stressed teams, work-life balance for middle leaders in schools might seem unrealistic but there is a way of surviving

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GCSE grade drop 'places more schools at risk of closure'

Telegraph - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 12:30
Figures from the Department for Education show a sharp decline in the number of pupils gaining five A* to C grades following an overhaul of school league tables






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Fewer teenagers got five good GCSEs

BBC - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 11:23
New data shows fewer teenagers got five good GCSEs, including English and maths, this year amid major changes to the exams system.
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How to get funding for your arts and humanities postgrad

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 10:52

With no national loan scheme for postgrads, aspiring masters and PhD students must reach out to other funding sources

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Lessons in cybersecurity launched for schoolchildren

Telegraph - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 09:34
Secondary pupils across the UK will take part in cybersecurity lessons as Cabinet funded resources are launched in response to rising industry skills gap






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Drop in headline GCSE results 'reflects toughening up of standards', says minister

Telegraph - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 06:00
The number of pupils gaining five good GCSE grades is expected to fall this year but Nick Gibb, the Schools Minister, insists the decline simply reflects tougher standards






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'Anti-extremism' school code shelved

BBC - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 01:56
The Department for Education has shelved plans for a code of practice for some religious schools which operate outside of mainstream education, the BBC learns.
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Graduates 'pay fees to universities'

BBC - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 01:35
Graduates should pay their university a proportion of their future earnings rather than taking out loans, a report by a free-market think tank suggests.
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Mystery of giant arm dinosaur solved

BBC - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 01:31
Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.
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Parents must be allowed to take children out of school for holidays, council leaders say

Telegraph - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 00:01
Council leaders say that headteachers should be able to refuse to tell local authorities when parents take their children on holiday during term-time so that they can avoid fines and jail sentences
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Term time v holiday time: the prices

Telegraph - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 00:01
Just how much of a difference is it in price in or out of term time?
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Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

The Independent - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 23:17

The mood was sombre as the teenagers stood and stared at the countless rows of headstones. Nearly 12,000 First World War soldiers are buried at Belgium's Tyne Cot Cemetery, each grave marked by a simple headstone hewn from white Portland stone. The largest British and Commonwealth war cemetery in the world, Tyne Cot also commemorates a further 35,000 soldiers whose bodies were never found.








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