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General studies A-level gets the axe

The government has introduced new stricter criteria to ensure that British A-levels meet the high standards in the rest of the world. As a result of this, the general studies A-level has been abolished.

"It has not been possible to ...

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First grammar school in half a century approved

The first new British grammar school in 50 years has been approved today in Kent, as it was agreed that an existing school could build an annexe several miles away. 

Weald of Kent school in Tonbridge will open a girls annexe in ...

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Bringing back books to UK schools

With everything digital being at the forefront of development, it's no wonder that computerised learning has become more popular than ever. Many UK educators believe that this is boosting results, however data released by Kaspersky Lab shows ...

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Mandarin to be taught at GCSE

5,000 more students will learn Mandarin by 2020, Chancellor George Osborne announced in a speech to the Shanghai Stock Exchange during his five day tour of China. 

A £10 million boost will be allocated to recruit and train ...

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Welsh parents facing truancy fines

Parents in Wales whose children are regular truants will be issued with fixed penalty notices of £60, which will double if they do not pay these fines within 28 days....

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Govt to give universities control over A-levels

Michael Gove and examinations watchdog Ofqual are backing a move that will see universities take a leading role in setting A-level syllabuses amid fears that the courses do not prepare students for degree programmes...

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Homework guidelines scrapped by government

Head teachers will now be responsible for determining the amount of homework their pupils are set after Michael Gove scrapped the guidelines introduced by Labour in 1998

Education secretary Michael Gove has scrapped national homework ...

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Osborne urged to budget for ICT teacher training

With a consultation into the ICT curriculum underway, a group of leading industry and educational bodies has written a letter to chancellor George Osborne urging him to fund ICT teaching infrastructure in his 2012 budget...

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Make history compulsory, professor urges

History teacher jobs could get a boost if the Department for Education takes the advice of a leading Princeton University professor, who has called for the subject to be compulsory to the age of 16....

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