GCSE grading system to be toughened up, says Ofqual

Telegraph - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 06:00
Ofqual, the exams regulator, unveils plans for a new numerical GCSE grading system, with a likely reduction in the number of pupils being awarded the very best marks






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Changes to GCSEs may cut number of students receiving top grades

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 00:08
Ofqual reveals that fewer pupils sitting the new exams may be awarded the highest grade than currently get an A* Continue reading...






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Tuition is key issue to young voters

BBC - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 20:49
BBC Scotland finds tuition fees is a key issue for 16 and 17-year-olds who will be voting in next week's referendum on Scottish independence.
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Parents remove children from school after headmistress bans packed lunches

Telegraph - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 18:56
Milefield Primary School in Grimethorpe, Barnsley, South Yorks., informed parents of their controversial move in a letter sent home with the children on the last day of term in July.
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Parents remove 14 children from school after headmistress bans packed lunches

Telegraph - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 18:56
Milefield Primary School in Grimethorpe, Barnsley, South Yorks., informed parents of their controversial move in a letter sent home with the children on the last day of term in July.






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New GCSE grading system: Number of pupils given top marks to be slashed

The Independent - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 18:30

An elite new GCSE grade for the most outstanding students will be awarded only to the top one in five candidates who currently get A and A*, the exams watchdog Ofqual has announced.








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Poor GCSEs at 16, 'no better by 18'

BBC - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 18:21
Most students who fail to get good GCSEs in English and maths at 16, have not met these standards by 18, figures for 2013 suggest.
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English course gets 100,000 students

BBC - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 16:13
The British Council says its first online Mooc course is one of the world's biggest English language classes.
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Shakespearean academics clash over 'conspiracy theories'

Telegraph - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 15:38
Academics trade blows over a paper questioning whether Shakespeare penned his own plays, with a rival professor comparing the conclusions to those of a "Holocaust denier"






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Shakespearian academics clash over 'conspiracy theories'

Telegraph - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 15:38
Academics trade blows over a paper questioning whether Shakespeare penned his own plays, with a rival professor comparing the conclusions to those of a "Holocaust denier"






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University places information gap

BBC - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 15:34
What results do students really need to get into a university course?
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First year students to spend £200 on alcohol in their first week at University

Telegraph - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 15:16
University fees have left students undeterred as they prepare to spend hundreds of pounds of their loans on alcohol and going out during Fresher's Week






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First year students to spend £200 on alcohol in their first week at University

Telegraph - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 15:16
University fees have left students undeterred as they prepare to spend hundreds of their loans on alcohol and going out during Fresher's Week






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QS world university rankings 2014: physics and astronomy

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 14:42

The top 100 universities in the world for physics and astronomy, as ranked by higher education data specialists QS


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AUDIO: Should students learn to cook?

BBC - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 12:57
Some parents, concerned about their children's welfare when they go to university for the first time this weekend, have been signing them up for cookery classes.
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A quarter of parents 'do their children's homework'

Telegraph - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 12:05
Many parents might be doing their children more harm than good, according to a new study, which has found that one in four parents do their children's homework for them
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Six types of student you'll meet in freshers week

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 09:45
Have you encountered any of these typical first-year students? Continue reading...






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Globetrotting teacher visits more than 55 countries to inspire his students

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 07:00

Nothing gives students the experience of awe and wonder better than travelling, says teacher Matthew Bell, who plans to visit every country in the world to inspire his geography lessons

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Offer all children chance of private school, parents say

Telegraph - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 06:00
Survey commissioned by Sutton Trust says there needs to be fairer admissions to comprehensive, grammar and fee-paying schools when pupils are age 11






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Too much teaching 'based on guesswork and hunches'

Telegraph - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 06:00
Wellington College becomes one of the first schools in the country to launch its own educational research centre as part of a move designed to overhaul the teaching process






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