Monthly Archives: October 2012

Pupils being granted more time to finish exams, official figures reveal

Pupils are increasingly being granted extra time to complete GCSE and A-level exams, official figures showed today.




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New maths course in ‘real world’

Top maths experts are to get public funding to develop practical maths curriculum for sixth-formers.
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Watchdog warns of exams advantage

Candidates could be receiving an unfair advantage by getting extra time that they do not deserve, warns the exam watchdog.
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Fear of ‘two-tier’ A-level revamp

An overhaul of A-levels could lead to a two-tier system with students discriminated against because of their subject choice, the university admissions service, Ucas, warns.
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Students ‘still without payments’

Almost half-way through term thousands of students at Scottish universities have yet to receive payments for living expenses such as rent and food, BBC Scotland learns.
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Psychic pair fail scientific test

University researchers test the abilities of two professional mediums. who are unable to demonstrate they have special psychic powers.
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Gove’s reforms endanger arts, warn ballet chiefs

Children will be denied the chance to pursue careers in dance, music and theatre because Michael Gove’s new English Baccalaureate Certificate will exclude arts courses, the head of Sadler’s Wells has warned.




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Ballet boss Alistair Spalding says dance under ‘serious threat’ from Gove’s EBacc plans

Proposed changes to the curriculum are a “serious threat” to the future of dance in the UK, according to the man in charge of Sadler’s Wells theatre.




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Ballet boss: dance ‘under threat’

Sadler’s Wells chief executive Alistair Spalding says plans to leave dance out of the curriculum for the new EBacc qualifications will be “deeply damaging” to the art form.
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Scots Lib Dems in no fees pledge

Scottish Liberal Democrats state that they will not be joining their Westminster colleagues in moving towards support for tuition fees.
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