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News Items From August 2011

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Schools 'need to make the most of tech spending'

Schools will have to make sure their limited IT budgets go as far as possible....

Posted on 31/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Routine key to avoiding back-to-school stress

Getting into a routine can help facilitate the back-to-school process....

Posted on 31/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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England suffering a shortage of male teachers

One in four primary schools has no male teachers....

Posted on 31/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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More students studying 'core' GCSEs

The EBacc is encouraging study of core subjects, according to the Department for Education....

Posted on 31/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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UK IT teaching criticised by former Google chief

Google chairman Eric Schmidt believes the UK is squandering its competitive edge in IT and technology....

Posted on 30/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Independent schools excelling with A* grades

A* A-level grades have been won by 19 per cent of pupils at independent schools....

Posted on 30/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Cost of school uniforms rises

Parents are paying more to send their kids back to school. ...

Posted on 30/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Modern languages suffering at GCSE

GCSE figures have shown a drop in the uptake of French and German....

Posted on 26/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Girls celebrate GCSE success

Girls have outperformed boys in this year's GCSEs....

Posted on 26/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Parents paying thousands for homes in good catchment areas

Parents are willing to pay to ensure their children live in the best catchment areas....

Posted on 24/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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One in six children 'don't read regularly'

A study carried out by the National Literacy Trust has revealed that one in six children do not read single book in a month....

Posted on 23/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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This year has been 'difficult' for university applicants

This year has been difficult for people who are hoping to secure a place at university, it has been claimed....

Posted on 23/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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'Support needed' for students with no university place

One of the country's leading education unions is urging the government to provide more support for students who are left without a university place this year....

Posted on 22/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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GCSE pupils 'steered away from English, maths and science'

GCSE students are being encouraged to sit exams in so-called soft subjects rather than core academic subjects such as English, maths and science, new data has revealed....

Posted on 22/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Making triple science GCSE compulsory 'could be counter-productive'

Pushing students towards subjects such as science and maths could be counter-productive, it has been suggested....

Posted on 22/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Record number of students enter clearing

A record number of young people will enter the clearing process this year in a bid to secure a place at university....

Posted on 19/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Popularity of science 'could be due to Brian Cox effect'

The increase in the number of students taking science A-levels has been put down to the 'Brian Cox effect'....

Posted on 19/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Majority of students 'satisfied with university courses'

The majority of students enrolled on university courses in the UK are satisfied with the quality of them, new research has revealed. ...

Posted on 18/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Rise in number of students studying maths

There has been an increase in the number of A-level students taking exams in maths, it has been revealed....

Posted on 18/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers celebrate another record-breaking year for A levels

Teachers are celebrating after students once again enjoy record-breaking exam results...

Posted on 18/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Special needs teachers 'should not ask pupils to multitask'

Autistic children struggle to carry out multiple tasks in the classroom, Scottish scientists have advised....

Posted on 18/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Some pupils may have been 'born bad at maths', teachers advised

New research suggests that even the best teacher might struggle to teach some children maths skills....

Posted on 18/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Retention 'should be improved' in teaching profession

Government action is needed to improve retention within the teaching profession, it has been claimed....

Posted on 17/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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EBacc 'should include more creative subjects'

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) should include a wider range of subjects....

Posted on 16/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Students 'failed by lack of career guidance and university places'

Thousands of young people are facing bleak futures due to a lack of university places and poor career guidance, it has been claimed. ...

Posted on 15/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Marking errors prompt apology from SQA

Some 34 pupils in Scotland received incorrect marks on their Highers....

Posted on 12/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teacher training 'not working'

New figures suggest that teacher training courses are not being used effectively....

Posted on 11/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Head teachers' group welcomes report on maths SAT

Schools must focus on recruiting excellent mathematics teachers if children are to flourish....

Posted on 10/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Education jobs news: Kibworth primary 'delighted' over status award

A primary school in Kibworth has been imbued with teaching school status, much to the approval of its head teacher....

Posted on 09/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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HMC calls for reduction in exams

The secretary of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference has called for a reduction in the amount of exams taken by pupils in the UK....

Posted on 09/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Private coaching to get ahead at school 'on the rise'

The number of students being privately coached to get ahead at school is on the increase, it has been suggested....

Posted on 08/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Thousands of young people 'disappointed by university'

Many graduates are discovering that their qualifications are not going to help them climb the career ladder as much as they anticipated....

Posted on 08/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Pupils reassured over test errors

Pupils affected by exam paper errors this year have been reassured that their grades will not suffer as a result....

Posted on 05/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Universities 'expecting fewer students'

Dozens of universities in England expect to be teaching fewer students over the coming years, it has been revealed....

Posted on 04/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Children 'improving in three Rs'

The proportion of 11-year-olds reaching their expected level in reading, writing and arithmetic is on the rise, government data has revealed....

Posted on 02/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Nape: Teachers should not decide curriculum

Individual teachers should not decide school policy, it has been claimed....

Posted on 01/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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