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Parents prepared to pay average fine of £210 for taking children on holiday during school term, survey finds

Half of parents from across the UK are prepared to face fines over the next year after admitting they will be taking their children out of school to go on holiday, according to an online travel agency’s research.












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Schools are ‘too focused on exam results and don’t prepare students for the workplace’, survey finds

Schools are too focused on exam results and are not doing enough to equip students for the workplace, according to a recent survey.












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Research finds that OCR came close to miss A-level and GCSE results

One of the country’s largest exam boards came close to not delivering A-level and GCSE results on time because of administrative failings, according to the results of an investigation published today.












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One in four 15 to 18-year-olds have ‘no idea’ what they want to do in the future, NotGoingToUni high school study finds

One in four 15 to 18-year-olds say they have ‘no idea’ what they want to do when their compulsory education comes to an end, a new study has found.












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Value of education: UK and US parents in top-ten countries that think university offers poor value for money, HSBC survey finds

The value of further education is not just being thrust into the spotlight here in the UK, but across the globe too.












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Stress of achieving academic goals may make you age quicker, research finds

Young people from low income families can pay a price for succeeding academically – with their health, according to new research.












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Four in 10 students don’t think their degree was worth the money, survey finds

Four out of 10 students do not believe their course has been good value for money, while over half would not take their course again if given the option, a study has found.










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Study finds that exposure to green spaces improves the cognitive abilities of children

When it comes to the physical and psychological benefits of being exposed to nature — and especially to scenery that is filled with lush plant life — the evidence lately has been rolling in.










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Clever pupils from deprived backgrounds less likely to be judged ‘above average’, study finds

Teachers are showing signs of cultural and gender bias when it comes to judging their pupils’ work, according to a major new study.










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White children are less likely to enjoy reading than other ethnic groups, study finds

White children are the least likely ethnic group to enjoy reading – but admit their attitude means they do not do so well in class, says a major new study.










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