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GCSE results day 2015: C grades rise as A* marks fall for the 4th year in a row

A rise in the number of top grade A* to C grade passes has been revealed on the day more than 600,000 teenagers receive their GCSE results.












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Clearing 2015: First hours produce 27% rise in students sealing university places

Record numbers of students secured university places through the first few hours of clearing as candidates rushed for places before student loans are scrapped, official figures have shown.












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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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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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Cost of some degrees ‘will rise by £6,000′ after George Osborne freezes the threshold for student loan repayment in Budget

The cost of obtaining a university degree will rise by £6,000 for middle-earners due to the salary level at which graduates have to start paying back their student loans being frozen in the Budget, according to a new analysis.












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Student tuition fees could rise again, warns former Universities Minister David Willetts

A warning that student fees could rise again was delivered by former Universities Minister David Willetts as he insisted the ceiling of £9,000 a year could not be held indefinitely.










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‘High-stakes achievement culture’ in schools could explain rise in teenage mental illness, says headteachers’ leader

The “high-stakes achievement culture” in schools could be one of the reasons for the increase in teenage mental illness, according to a headteachers’ leader.










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Too many disadvantaged university students dropping out despite rise in acceptance rates, says watchdog head

Too many disadvantaged students are still dropping out or failing to get top degree passes despite a rise in their acceptance rates, the head of the universities’ fair access watchdog has said.










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Number of pupils attending independent schools in Britain on the rise, figures show

The number of pupils going to Britain’s independent schools is rising again as more parents can afford the fees to educate their children privately, according to new figures.










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Energy drinks fuelling rise in bad behaviour in schools, warn teachers

Caffeine-packed energy drinks are fuelling a rise in bad behaviour in the classroom as youngsters consume excessive amounts of these “readily available legal highs” that could even encourage use of illegal drugs, campaigners will warn on Monday.










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