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Akram Khan: Choreographer says dance is ‘as important as maths and being a doctor’

Akram Khan, one of the most-acclaimed choreographers in the UK, has called for the Government to put dance in the curriculum saying it is as important as studying maths or medicine.












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Schools should be ‘fined’ if pupils fail get C at English and maths GCSEs, think-tank says

Schools should be “fined” if their pupils fail to get at least a C grade in English and maths at GCSE, an influential think-tank says.












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GCSE Edexcel Maths paper: Pupils remain defiant over ‘Hannah’s sweets’ problem

Hannah and her sweets caused quite a storm this year on Twitter as GCSE pupils took to the social media site to vent their frustrations over the ‘tricky’ Edexcel Mathematics paper.












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SQA exam results 2015: Exam board admits Higher Maths paper for Scotland’s students was ‘too hard’

Scottish students who feel their Higher Maths exam was too difficult can try to find some solace as the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) itself has admitted the exam was too hard.












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SQA Higher Maths exam 2015: Pass mark for the controversial Scottish paper ‘considerably reduced’ to 34%, SQA reveals

The controversial new Higher Maths exam which sent Scottish students into a frenzy online for being ‘too difficult’ had its pass mark considerably reduced, it has been revealed.












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Teaching primary school children philosophy improves English and maths skills, says study

Teaching philosophy to primary school children can improve their English and maths skills, according to a pilot study highlighting the value of training pupils to have inquiring minds.












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Over one in five secondary school maths lessons taught by teacher without degree in the subject

More than one in five secondary school maths lessons is now taught by a teacher without a degree in the subject, official figures have revealed.












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Singapore-style teaching helps solve problem of maths failure, says new research

The first conclusive proof that Far Eastern teaching methods can improve UK pupils’ maths performance is revealed in research just published.










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Edexcel GCSE maths exam goes viral on Twitter after students complain paper was tough

School kids who sat their GCSEs before Twitter was created only had their friends and family to vent to if they were convinced they had failed.










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Michael Gove’s maths exams are too hard and must be rewritten, regulator says

Exam boards have been ordered to write new GCSE maths papers after an investigation concluded they were too hard for many students.










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