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Number of graduates receiving 2:1 or First-class honours degrees rises by over 80%, according to university guide

The number of graduates leaving university with either a 2:1 or First-class honours degree has risen by over 80 per cent and is ‘spiralling out of control,’ according to an investigation by a university guide.












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Number of parents moving to their desired school catchment area is increasing, according to Santander research

The extent to which parents are resorting to to live within their desired school catchment area has been revealed in new research from Santander Mortgages as competition for places at the UK’s best schools continues to increase.












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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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