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Colleges get to call themselves universities

Colleges get to call themselves universities | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Small specialist colleges can become universities if they have 750 students doing degree course...
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Skirting the Issue: Science is sexy, and it's about time school girls were told this - Telegraph

Skirting the Issue: Science is sexy, and it's about time school girls were told this - Telegraph | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
We need to get better at teaching young girls about the career opportunities and jobs available in science and engineering. Currently they only make up 6pc of the workforce, Louisa Peacock writes.
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International education league tables 'are misleading' - Telegraph

International education league tables 'are misleading' - Telegraph | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Education league tables ranking countries' performance by raw scores are "riddled with error" and inconsistent, according to a new study.
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Revision techniques: How to learn boring facts - Telegraph

Revision techniques: How to learn boring facts - Telegraph | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Much of what we learn for exams is by no means "interesting". But in the first of a new weekly blog, memory expert Ed Cooke explains how making creative connections between boring facts can help you commit them to memory.
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Spider diagrams: how and why they work - Telegraph

Spider diagrams: how and why they work - Telegraph | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
In his latest revision techniques blog, Ed Cooke explains why creating spider diagrams can be a great help when it comes to exam essay writing – and how to make one.
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Twigs can be used for analysis and evaluative practice - good for planning 9 mark question answers.

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Foreign languages: how to memorise vocabulary - Telegraph

Foreign languages: how to memorise vocabulary - Telegraph | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
To “get by” in a language it takes a vocabulary of about 120 basic words. Anne Merritt explains how to learn them.
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Government denies humiliating U-turn over GCSE replacement

Government denies humiliating U-turn over GCSE replacement | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Despite Michael Gove's baccalaureate plans being abandoned, the bulk of changes to post-16 exams will remain, MP says
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Eton headmaster Tony Little: 'I don't feel defensive about what we do'

Eton headmaster Tony Little: 'I don't feel defensive about what we do' | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Eton College is a school that occupies a very particular place in the country's psychology – and its influence is spreading. Is this where Michael Gove is getting his education idea
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Forty primary school pupils expelled for violence every day - Telegraph

Forty primary school pupils expelled for violence every day - Telegraph | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Forty primary school pupils are expelled every day for attacking their teachers as levels of violence among under-11s reaches a record high, officials figures disclose.
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Why British students are heading to Germany - Telegraph

Why British students are heading to Germany - Telegraph | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
German universities offer tuition in English and demand low (or no) fees. Is it any wonder more and more British students are signing up?
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A-level overhaul could cripple school system, say critics

A-level overhaul could cripple school system, say critics | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Michael Gove delays much of A-level revamp leaving schools with sixth forms facing big changes to exams in 2015
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Should academics appraise their bosses?

Should academics appraise their bosses? | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Academics are asking for the right to 'appraise' their own bosses – a common practice in the US
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Yes, they should

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Enough is Enough - Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources

Enough is Enough - Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Our pursuit of never-ending economic growth has become dysfunctional.
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7 billion people on earth, with 2.7 billion scraping by on less than $2 per day


Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/enough-is-enough-building-a-sustainable-economy-in-a-world-of-finite-resources.html#ixzz2It6lPChj
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Gove admits GCSEs were unfair... but says Labour is to blame

Gove admits GCSEs were unfair... but says Labour is to blame | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Mr Gove (pictured) insisted that he was unable to step in to order the regrading of thousands of pupils caught up in this year's trouble with GCSE English.
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Unfit children 'fail to break a sweat' in poor PE lessons - Telegraph

Unfit children 'fail to break a sweat' in poor PE lessons - Telegraph | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Unfit children are failing to break a sweat in physical education classes because of the poor state of the subject in schools, according to Ofsted.
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What is a 'fair' education, really? - Telegraph

What is a 'fair' education, really? - Telegraph | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
A Very Private Tutor: Pupils who receive extra tuition are often accused of having had an unfair "leg-up". But what is a fair education?
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Revision techniques: The secret to exam revision success - Telegraph

Revision techniques: The secret to exam revision success - Telegraph | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Memory champion Ed Cooke tells Andrew Marszal his tips on how to succeed at exam revision without resorting to cramming.
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Boarding schools: moving with the times - Telegraph

Boarding schools: moving with the times - Telegraph | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Schools are innovating to extend the appeal and availability of the boarding experience, says teacher, parent and former pupil Jonathan Noakes.
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Do students need more teaching hours and tests?

Do students need more teaching hours and tests? | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
American unis pride themselves on giving students more contact hours and feedback. Should UK undergrads demand the same?
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Grammar and punctuation test: take our quiz

Grammar and punctuation test: take our quiz | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
In June, year 6 pupils will sit a National Test in spelling, grammar and punctuation. But how good is your knowledge? Take our quiz for students, teachers and grammar fans
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Art of essay-writing damaged by Twitter and Facebook, Cambridge don warns - Telegraph

Art of essay-writing damaged by Twitter and Facebook, Cambridge don warns - Telegraph | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Heavy use of websites like Twitter and Facebook has led to teenagers losing the art of essay writing, a leading Cambridge don has warned.
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NUT: national teachers' strike in the summer 'inevitable' - Telegraph

NUT: national teachers' strike in the summer 'inevitable' - Telegraph | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Teachers’ leaders today paved the way for the first national strike in almost two years as part of a major protest over pay cuts, pensions reforms and working conditions.
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Shakespeare's sonnets encoded in DNA

Shakespeare's sonnets encoded in DNA | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
All 154 Shakespeare sonnets were spelled out in DNA to demonstrate the vast potential of genetic data storage
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Amazing!

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Why should only free schools benefit from smaller class sizes?

Why should only free schools benefit from smaller class sizes? | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
AC Grayling's proposed London free school will offer 'elite' pupils a rich education and smaller classes. Don't all children – and their teachers – deserve that?
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Kidb

A short animation that questions the wisdom of recent educational reforms.
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A great short about 'kid B'

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Attention Disorder or Not, Children Prescribed Pills to Help in School

Attention Disorder or Not, Children Prescribed Pills to Help in School | UK Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Drugs that are normally used to increase focus are in some cases being prescribed simply to improve struggling, low-income students’ academic performance at school.
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“We’ve decided as a society that it’s too expensive to modify the kid’s environment. So we have to modify the kid.”

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