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Wales poised to scrap Religious Education lessons in schools

Wales is poised to scrap Religious Education lessons in its schools, it has been revealed.












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University of South Wales enrolment to London ‘campus’ cancelled after difficulty attracting international students

A Welsh university has been forced to pull the plug on a plan to enrol students to a London “campus” because it could not attract international students.












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University of South Wales’ London campus closes with no students after one year – at a cost of £750,000 to the taxpayer, say reports

A university in London has been forced to close its doors after just one year – because no students signed up to study for courses.












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Fee-paying schools doubt Wales GCSEs

Fee-paying schools in Wales looks set to follow the new GCSE courses for England next year, fearing those set in Wales “lack credibility”, BBC Wales learns.
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£20m to improve Wales’ worst schools

A £20m a year plan to boost up to 40 underperforming schools in Wales is being launched, after similar schemes in London and Manchester.
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Wales education: Making the grade?

How education has changed since devolution
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Adoptions up in England and Wales

The Office for National Statistics says there was a 9.8% increase in the number of adoptions in England and Wales in 2012.
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Wales’ top A-level grades fall again

The percentage of Welsh pupils receiving the highest A-level grades has fallen for the fourth year, while the overall pass rate stays the same.
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Jimmy Wales: ‘Dull lectures doomed’

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales predicts the death of student boredom
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VIDEO: Wales rejects planned changes to GCSEs

The UK’s exam system faces greater fragmentation – with the Welsh government formally rejecting changes planned for GCSEs in England
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