Monthly Archives: September 2014

Cadet forces under threat as independent schools face up to funding cut

Leading independent schools warned they would have to close their cadet forces as a result of a government cut in their funding.









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How to teach teenagers: Independent schools to provide lessons for university lecturers

Britain’s leading independent schools are to lay on lessons for university lecturers aimed at telling them how to teach today’s teenagers.









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Heads want ‘injustices’ of bad examiners redressed

Almost a million GCSE and A-level exam scripts will have been wrongly marked this summer, the leader of Britain’s top independent schools will warn today.









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‘Flawed’ foreign language A-levels to be reformed

A radical shake-up of foreign language A levels has been announced, after an investigation by the qualifications watchdog concluded that the brightest candidates were being denied A* grades by inconsistent marking and poorly designed exams.









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Universities increasingly take on new students with vocational qualifications instead of A-levels

Growing numbers of teenagers with top-class vocational qualifications are being recruited by UK universities while the number with A-levels dwindle, according to figures released today.









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Half of all Britain’s co-ed state schools don’t have a single girl studying physics at A-level

Hundreds of co-ed state schools do not have a single girl studying physics in their sixth-forms, according to a new report.









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‘Hove vs Gove’ campaign victory: Parents derail ‘academies bandwagon’

Parents who ran a “Hove vs Gove” campaign against plans to turn their local comprehensive into an academy were celebrating a landmark victory today.









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Pupils doing better on phonics tests year on year

Tests for six-year-olds have shown thousands more pupils reaching the required reading standard in the Government’s new phonics check, results have showed.









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Half of all five year olds are not ready for school, research shows

Nearly half of all five-year-olds in England have not reached a high enough level of intellectual, emotional and physical development to prepare them for school, new figures reveal today.









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Muslim teen ‘banned from starting sixth form’ at London school for wearing niqab

A Muslim teenager has been prevented from starting her A-Levels at a London school for wearing a full-face veil, it has been reported.



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