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State school students ‘get better degrees’ than private school pupils with same A-levels

Students who attended state schools are more likely to get top degree passes than former independent school pupils with the same A-level grades, new research shows.












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New London free school will teach pupils in the same way as the ancient Greeks

A new free school will adopt the teaching methods of Ancient Greece to unlock the potential of its students.












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All schools should include a positive portrayal of same sex relationships in sex education lessons, says union

All schools should include a positive portrayal of same sex relationships in their sex education lessons, teachers declared today.










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Privately educated graduates earn more – even with the same qualifications and job

Graduates from state schools earn less than their private school counterparts – even if they leave university with the same degree in the same subject and go into the same occupation.









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Nursery teachers should be given the same status as others, campaigners claim

Teachers of early years children should be given the same status and pay as the rest of the profession, parents and campaigners for better nursery education said today.









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Same genes ‘drive maths and reading’

Around half of the genes that influence a child’s reading ability also play a role in how easily they learn maths, say scientists.
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Government plans to overhaul GCSEs and A-levels at the same time will ‘wreck’ education, says Oxford University’s head of admissions

Education Secretary Michael’s Gove’s exam reform will “wreck” the English education system, the head of admissions to Oxford University warned yesterday.


    








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Graduate pay gap: Same degrees. Same jobs. But, for women, still not the same pay

Equality campaigners demanded urgent action today to tackle the gender pay gap after a new study showing female graduates can expect to earn thousands of pounds a year less than their male counterparts.




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Britain’s postgrad crisis puts us on the same level as Kazakhstan

The UK is one of only three countries in Europe where fewer than 10 per cent of students go on to postgraduate study, a major report has revealed.




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Same dates for school holidays

All schools in Wales will start and finish term on the same dates, in plans which the education minister says will make life easier for families arranging child care.
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