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Tuition fees divide changes the way students in Scotland and England view their education

The tuition fees divide between English and Scottish students has left a generation young people north and south of the border with radically different ideas of who should pay for education, a new report has found.












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Older children to start school later to find out if it suits their biological clocks

Schools across Britain are being asked to take part in a research project to stagger their start times to suit the different biological clocks of children, with ten year olds starting at 9am and 15 year olds starting at 10am.












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Each hour schoolchildren spend watching television sees their GCSE results fall by equivalent of two grades, says new research

Each hour that schoolchildren spend in front of the television or computer every day sees their GCSE results fall by the equivalent of two grades, warns new research by the University of Cambridge.












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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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Emmanuel Opoku: Straight-A student thanks readers for their generosity after student fees crowdfunding campaign takes off

A straight-A student who was told he was not eligible to apply for a student loan has thanked readers of The Independent for their generosity after seeing donations pour in to his crowdfunding campaign.












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Emmanuel Opoku: Straight-A student thanks readers for their generosity after university fees crowdfunding campaign takes off

A straight-A student who was told he was not eligible to apply for a student loan has thanked readers of The Independent for their generosity after seeing donations pour in to his crowdfunding campaign.












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Schools using community languages such as Urdu and Polish to boost their rankings in league tables, says leading academic

Schools are using community languages such as Urdu and Polish to give themselves “an easy hit” to gain top grade GCSE passes and boost their rankings in league tables, a leading academic has said.












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University of Law says it will refund students half of their tuition fees if they don’t find employment within 9 months of graduating

Students: how would you like to get a refund on half of your tuition fees if you don’t secure a job after graduation?












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Top-five practical tips for parents when planning for their child’s future university education, tuition fees, and cost of living expenses

Of the 5,550 parents from 16 countries and territories across the globe – who were surveyed by HSBC into the value of education – more than 70 per cent said they believe university is unaffordable for most people.












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Wealthy parents give their less able children a ‘glass floor’ to prevent them from falling down the social ladder in Britain, says new research

Wealthy parents are giving their less-able children a ‘glass floor’ to prevent them from falling down the social ladder in Britain, a new report claims, while bright but disadvantaged young people are failing to get the same opportunities.












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