New maths GCSEs 'too hard' - Ofqual

BBC - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 16:26
Last minute changes to new maths GCSEs are ordered after tests reveal they are not pitched at the right level.
Categories: Education news feeds

Exams boards ordered to re-write papers which are 'too difficult'

Telegraph - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 16:04
Three exam boards - OCR, Pearson and WJEC - are told to re-jig papers to make them more accessible to all







Categories: Education news feeds

HEA enhancement event takes place in Leeds

Higher Education Academy - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 15:46
Thursday, 21 May, 2015

The latest in HEA’s series of enhancement events was held in Leeds today, 21 May 2015.

Categories: Education news feeds

Young jobless total at 10-year low

BBC - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 13:29
There are fewer young people not in education, employment or training in the UK than at any time since 2005, the Office of National Statistics says.
Categories: Education news feeds

How to solve the maths puzzle for Vietnamese eight-year-olds that stumped parents and teachers

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 12:30

I set this maths puzzle yesterday. Now for the solution. It wasn’t pretty, folks, but we got there in the end

Continue reading...







Categories: Education news feeds

Finding a research job outside of academia – live chat

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 11:50

Join our online live chat, Friday 22 May from 12-2pm BST, to discuss research opportunities and the pros and cons of leaving higher education

Continue reading...







Categories: Education news feeds

What skills do arts sector grads need to develop their career?

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 11:30

Higher education institutions have a key role in preparing students to work in a sector with ever-evolving roles and a lack of job security

Continue reading...







Categories: Education news feeds

Angry about the general election? Try colouring in, say students

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 10:11

The election result has made many students at my university more politically engaged – so I invited them to express themselves through art

Continue reading...







Categories: Education news feeds

Student loan repayment regime 'to get tougher' – but the good news is fees might be frozen at £9,000

The Independent - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 09:03

Students face a tougher loan repayments regime to avoid a financial crisis over unpaid debts, the head of higher education’s most influential think-tank has warned.









Categories: Education news feeds

Top 10 universities to study English

Telegraph - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 08:00
Are you thinking of studying English at university? To help you decide, here are the top 10 universities that offer the best places for candidates







Categories: Education news feeds

Discipline specific guides on embedding equality and diversity published

Higher Education Academy - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 07:44
Thursday, 21 May, 2015

The Higher Education Academy’s Embedding Equality and Diversity in the Curriculum project has today published five discipline specific practitioner guides for embedding equality and diversity into learning and teaching ex

Categories: Education news feeds

Sleeping pods for students: can naps replace a good night’s sleep?

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 07:30

With the hope of boosting grades, universities are creating spaces for students to catch 40 winks in the library

Continue reading...







Categories: Education news feeds

Sir Anthony Seldon: private schools 'overly focused on league tables'

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 07:01

Departing head of Wellington College draws ire for charge that UK independent schools cower in the face of government, parents and universities

Continue reading...







Categories: Education news feeds

Anthony Seldon: Parents 'denied real choice in private schools'

Telegraph - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 06:01
Parents spending thousands on private schools are 'denied real choice' as one 'looks much like another', the outgoing headmaster at Wellington College







Categories: Education news feeds

Lecturers 'struggling to pay bills'

BBC - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 00:34
Too many lecturers are struggling to make ends meet on casual contracts, says the academics' union UCU.
Categories: Education news feeds

Students may face tougher loan terms

BBC - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 00:33
A report says students could face tougher conditions on their loans because of uncertainty surrounding long-term repayments.
Categories: Education news feeds

Wellington College headmaster: Private schools obsessed with exam performance instead of offering broad curriculum

The Independent - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 00:16

Private schools have become obsessed by exam performance and are no longer offering their pupils a rich and broad curriculum, Wellington College’s headmaster Sir Anthony Seldon will say in his final parting shot to the school on 23 May.









Categories: Education news feeds

Moderately cold weather 'more deadly than heatwaves or extreme cold'

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 00:01

Study finds cold weather kills 20 times as many people as hot weather, and that premature deaths are most often caused by prolonged spells of moderate cold

Continue reading...







Categories: Education news feeds

Study of attitudes to same-sex marriage retracted over 'fake data'

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 23:26

Prof Donald Green ‘embarrassed’ over claims of errors by his co-author in study that found a conversation with a gay canvasser could soften attitudes

Continue reading...







Categories: Education news feeds

Is it time to stop tinkering with school structures and invest in teachers instead?

The Independent - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 22:30

Stephen Byers was quite clear about what should be the main focus of the Blair government if it wanted to improve the education system. "It's standards, not structures," he said, emphatically. He even changed his title so that he became known as the School Standards Minister.









Categories: Education news feeds