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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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Oregon becomes the second state in America to offer two years of free college education – including tuition fees and maintenance grants

The state of Oregon looks set to give its high school leavers a gift that would leave most students across England green with envy: two years of free college.












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Man in his nineties finally graduates – 75 years after starting his degree

It takes most students three or four years to complete their degrees, but when 94-year-old Anthony Brutto graduates on Sunday it will finish an epic 75-year journey of on/off studying.










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Finland’s ‘teaching by topic’ instead of ‘teaching by subject’ policy actually started in Norway 40 years ago

It was billed as one of the most radical reforms ever undertaken by a nation state when Finland decided to move away from “teaching by subject” to “teaching by topic – phenomina-based learning, as it has been called.










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‘Supersize’ classes for infants triple in five years, while school choice has become narrower

More than 100,000 infants are now being taught in “supersize” classes of over 30 pupils amid a growing crisis over school places, according to new figures.










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Cambridge students getting firsts more than double in 50 years

The proportion of Cambridge undergraduates getting first class degrees has more than doubled in the last 50 years, according to a new analysis which highlights concerns over “grade inflation.”









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Controversy over plummeting grades will continue for years to come, claims exams chief

GCSE and A-level exams will become even tougher and more academic over the next few years, according to the head of one of the big three exam boards.









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Controversy over plummeting grades will continue for years to come, claims exam board chief

GCSE and A-level exams will become even tougher and more academic over the next few years, according to the head of one of the big three exam boards.









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More than 300 rapes reported in schools in past three years

Sexual abuse in British classrooms is increasing fast, according to official figures that reveal a 40 per cent increase in reports of rape in schools in the past three years.









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Number of job vacancies requiring a first-class degree has fallen by 80 per cent in two years, study finds

Fewer employers are insisting on applicants for jobs having a first-class degree, according to research published today.









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