Monthly Archives: January 2013

Russell Group universities accused of killing key subjects such as economics and the arts at secondary school level

Britain’s elite universities have been accused of presiding over the death of key subjects like, music, the arts and economics in secondary schools.




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School to open after cash agreed

A Bradford free school will open in September, a year later than originally planned, the Department for Education confirms.
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VIDEO: ‘It’s like a secret language’

Bunscoill Ghaelgagh on the Isle of Man is a unique school where lessons are taught in the Manx language.
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Eton backs Berkshire free school

One of Britain’s most famous private schools is supporting the creation of a local state free school.
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VIDEO: Private tuition: An unfair advantage?

Many parents will pay for private tutors in an attempt to help their children pass entrance exams for selective schools, but does this give pupils from wealthy families an unfair advantage?
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PM urged to rethink student visas

The chairmen of five parliamentary committees urge David Cameron to remove overseas student numbers from migration targets.
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Rodean head Frances King walks out with broadside at Britain’s attitude to private schools

The headmistress of a top independent girls’ school spoke out against the hostile climate towards private schools yesterday as she announced she was quitting to run a school abroad.




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Child poverty criteria ‘off course’

A “fixation” on income levels for judging child poverty has led to misleading outcomes, Iain Duncan Smith will argue.
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MPs condemn plan to scrap GCSEs

A cross-party committee of MPs warns the government to slow down the planned shake-up of the exams system in England.
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English Baccalaureate plans from Michael Gove ‘threaten to wreck’ stability of entire examination system

Education Secretary Michael Gove’s plans for a new English Baccalaureate threaten to wreck the stability of the entire examination system, MPs warn today.




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