Monthly Archives: November 2012

‘Sandwich carers’ under pressure

The pressure of looking after children while caring for elderly relatives is taking its toll on all aspects of family life, a survey suggests.
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Evolution key to free school deal

Free schools will be obliged to teach evolution as a “comprehensive, coherent and extensively evidenced theory” under new rules issued by the government.
BBC News – Education & Family

Pupils ‘double entered’ for GCSEs

Hundreds of state schools are entering pupils for two English GCSE-level qualifications at the same time in a bid to boost their grades, a report says.
BBC News – Education & Family

Schools enter pupils twice for English exams to boost rankings

Hundreds of secondary schools are entering pupils for two English qualifications to boost their rankings in league tables, it was claimed today.




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Gap years and cannabis ‘linked’

Gap-year students are more likely to have smoked cannabis by the age of 16 than those who go straight to university, a study suggests.
BBC News – Education & Family

School admissions complaints rise

Complaints to England’s schools watchdog about how children are admitted have risen.
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UKBA ‘failed to check’ tip-offs

Thousands of overseas students may have stayed in Britain illegally because border staff failed to check out tip-offs about them, a report says.
BBC News – Education & Family

2m children attend ‘not good enough schools’, warns Ofsted

More than two million children are still not getting a decent education, and a youngster’s chance of attending a good school is often too dependent on where they live, Ofsted warned today.




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Relationship lessons in schools

Children learn about relationships to help tackle domestic violence
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Second year’s slump in university applicants ‘should ring alarm bells’

University applications have plummeted for the second year running, prompting a warning that “alarm bells should be ringing” in government over the slump.




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