Selfies, social media and online safety: the updates to Sociology A-level

Telegraph - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 17:34
Sociology students are set to learn about selfies, online safety and privacy as the course is updated to reflect modern life






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Nicky Morgan: Trojan horse report findings disturbing - video

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:54
The education secretary, Nicky Morgan, discusses Peter Clarke's report about Birmingham's schools, which has found that efforts have been made by Islamic hardliners to gain control of some schools in the city. Morgan says she will appoint a new schools commissioner for Birmingham and has ordered a review of governance within the city's council Continue reading...






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Sociology A-level updated to include social media, web safety and selfies

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:34
OCR exam board says subject must take into account evolving nature of how people interact and what effect it has on society Continue reading...






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Trojan Horse apologists fall silent in wake of new report

Telegraph - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:27
A report into schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse plot has exposed a culture of lies and bullying






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'Trojan horse' teachers called for 'eradication' of homosexuality

Telegraph - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 15:28
Teachers at the Park View academy chain set up a secret Whatsapp group in which they revealed their 'disturbing' views, official review finds






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State schools may prioritise poorest pupils in admissions revamp

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 15:22
Children eligible for pupil premium could be given preference as part of government-proposed reform Continue reading...






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Breathing life into modern foreign language A-levels

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 15:00
Proposals for changes to the A-level curriculum focus on reinvigorating passion for languages Continue reading...






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Doctors, social workers and teachers to be legally obliged to report FGM

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 14:57
David Cameron announces move at Girl Summit as he also says parents will be criminalised if they fail to protect children Continue reading...
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Trojan Horse: measures unveiled to tackle extremism in schools

Telegraph - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 14:57
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says regulations will be strengthened to stop unsuitable people from running independent schools






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Trojan Horse: clear evidence of Islamist plot in some Birmingham schools

Telegraph - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 14:57
Former anti-terror chief Peter Clarke says his report found 'clear evidence' of a plot to introduce 'an aggessive Islamist agenda into some schools in Birmingham'






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Trojan horse: teachers may face misconduct hearings, says Morgan

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 14:22
New education secretary also says she will look at allowing Ofsted to inspect academies in wake of scandal Continue reading...






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Funding boost for music education

BBC - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 14:13
Music education for children in England is to receive an £18m boost in funding, the Department for Education says.
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'Disturbing' Trojan inquiry findings

BBC - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 13:49
Nicky Morgan, the new education secretary, warns of evidence of intolerance in schools as the government's Trojan horse report is published.
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Student loan system 'tipping point'

BBC - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 13:48
There are so many problems and incorrect forecasts in the student loan system that there needs to be a complete review, says a report from MPs.
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Teenage girl given police caution for 'sexting' explicit selfie to boyfriend

Telegraph - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 13:32
Police warn youngsters as young as 10 could end up on the sex offenders register for "sexting" nude pictures of themselves if they are under 18






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Trojan horse plot report: 'disturbing' evidence of intolerant Islamic ethos

Telegraph - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 13:25
Schools in Birmingham subjected to "co-ordinated" action by extremists to impose an "intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos" on pupils, a report by Peter Clarke, the former anti-terror chief, finds






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Student loan sale U-turn 'likely to cost £12bn'

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 13:04
Decision to abandon sell-off will also require review of public finances, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility Continue reading...






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Was your student loan worth it?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 12:22

The Commons business committee has said the entire student loan system is nearing a point where it is financially unworkable. Did your university experience match up to the cost of your student loan?

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Travel tips for teachers: destination and activity advice

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:50

How will you be enjoying the school holidays? We asked our Twitter followers for their advice on how to make the most of the summer here's what they said

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Can drugs deliver peak learning performance?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:50
Drugs designed to treat narcolepsy and ADHD have been found to increase students' desire and ability to learn. Should we be dosing up to enhance our language skills? Continue reading...






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