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Exam board forced to include female composers on A-level music syllabus by teenager’s campaign

One of Britain’s biggest exam boards has been forced to change their A-level music syllabus after a teenager won her campaign to ensure female composers were studied on the course.












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A-level results 2015 reveal North-South divide for pass rates and top grades

A stark North-South divide has been revealed in today’s A-level results, with the number of exams awarded the highest grades differing by as much as 10 per cent at opposite ends of England.












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A-level results: Students bombarded with patronising PR as brands jump on bandwagon

Students are being bombarded with patronising PR, advertising everything from food to clothes and technology as companies attempt to capitalise on A-level results day.












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A-level results day 2015: Homeless student gets place to study law at Cambridge University

A homeless student who slept on friends’ sofas while taking his A-levels has been accepted to study law at Cambridge University after achieving straight A*s.












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A-level results day: Class of 2015 has ‘fallen victim to education cuts’, say headteachers

The class of 2015 – the 280,000 or so teenagers who got their A-level results – have fallen victim to cuts in education spending, according to headteachers’ leaders.












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A-level results day 2015 analysis: Grades may be ‘stable’ but questions remain

Who sets and marks the tests sat by teenagers could soon all be changed. The Schools Minister Nick Gibb has let it be known he wants to look at how the examination system works – and the idea of a single exam board for each subject area has emerged in conversations among education experts again.












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A-level results 2015: Women outperform men again as record numbers secure university places

Record numbers of students have secured places at university but concerns have been raised about the performance of young men compared with that of women.












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A-level results day: Soaring number of new students leaves 25,000 scrambling to find a bed

Young people heading for university this autumn are facing a student digs crisis thanks to a chronic shortage of suitable university accommodation and George Osborne’s decision to abolish the cap on student numbers.












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A-level results 2015: Sixth-form college overcomes spending squeeze to double number of students it sends to Oxbridge

One of England’s beleaguered sixth-form colleges is celebrating overcoming a squeeze on its spending – by doubling the number of teenagers it is sending to Oxbridge this autumn.












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A-level results day 2015: Pass rate at record high of 98.1%

The A-level pass rate has risen –  bringing it back to the record level set two years ago.












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