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Growing number of private school pupils ditch A-levels in favour of alternatives

A growing number of private pupils are taking alternatives to A-levels, independent school results show today.












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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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Major rise in number of parents taken to court over children’s school truancy, say new figures

A major rise in the number of parents being taken to court over their children’s truanting from school is revealed in figures published on 12 August.












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SQA results day 2015: ‘Great day for Scottish education’ as number of university and college acceptances rises on last year, says UCAS

Almost 25,000 Scottish pupils are heading-off to college and university after receiving their Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) exam results today – a three per cent increase on last year.












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Number of secondary school pupils to rise by 20 per cent in next 10 years

The number of secondary school pupils is set to increase by 20 per cent during the next 10 years, according to the latest statistics.












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Number of universities charging £9,000 a year is growing, says watchdog

The number of universities charging the maxim student fee of £9,000 a year is growing, according to a published report by the universities’ access watchdog.












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Higher education think-tank director criticises Home Office for ‘trying to reduce the number of international students’

The director of a major higher education think-thank has said the battle over student migration “has been going on for too long” – after a new survey has shown how a majority of UK students think the presence of international students improves the quality of education.










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Children banned from doing handstands and cartwheels during school breaktime following a number of injuries

A primary school in Devon has banned children from doing handstands and cartwheels at breaktimes, over fears students will injure themselves.










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Number of UK university students travelling abroad as part of studies soars by 50 per cent

The number of students at UK universities who went abroad as part of their studies soared by 50 per cent last year, according to figures released.










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