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A-level plans may hinder disadvantaged pupils' hopes

A-level plans may hinder disadvantaged pupils' hopes | Education News | Scoop.it
Disadvantaged pupils may find their chances of a place at top universities such as Cambridge scuppered by the Government's A-level reforms, the university's head of recruitment warns.
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North-south divide mapped in GCSE results - BBC News

North-south divide mapped in GCSE results - BBC News | Education News | Scoop.it
Maps of this summer's GCSE results show that a north-south divide is not closing.
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Parents stumped by children's tech questions offered help - BBC News

Parents stumped by children's tech questions offered help - BBC News | Education News | Scoop.it
Questions on science and technology from children stump most parents, research suggests.
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AC Grayling says end 'closed shop' for new universities - BBC News

AC Grayling says end 'closed shop' for new universities - BBC News | Education News | Scoop.it
The UK university sector should be opened to new types of institution and stop being such a "closed shop", says leading academic AC Grayling.
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Kent grammar school 'social mobility' doubts - BBC News

Kent grammar school 'social mobility' doubts - BBC News | Education News | Scoop.it
Grammar schools in Kent are criticised for having low numbers of pupils from poorer backgrounds.
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Female scientists #prettycurious about campaign aimed at young women

Female scientists #prettycurious about campaign aimed at young women | Education News | Scoop.it
A new drive is encouraging girls to study science. But is its name, Pretty Curious, sly marketing or sexist stereotyping?
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Give all young people a 'skills gap year' to test-drive different careers, FE leader urges

Give all young people a 'skills gap year' to test-drive different careers, FE leader urges | Education News | Scoop.it
The UK should introduce a alternative form of gap year which would give school-leavers the chance to try out different careers, a leading FE figure has suggested. David Harbourne, acting chief execuitve of the Edge Foundation, said the approach could help potential undergraduates to think carefully about their career choices before committing to potentially unsuitable qualifications.
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Functional skills: overhaul of English and maths qualifications announced

Functional skills: overhaul of English and maths qualifications announced | Education News | Scoop.it
The government is to go ahead with reforms to English and maths functional skills qualifications, it was announced today. Skills minister Nick Boles has asked the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to develop the qualifications, which are intended to improve basic literacy and numeracy skills for life and work.
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University cash 'should be given to further education colleges'

University cash 'should be given to further education colleges' | Education News | Scoop.it
More than £500m should be taken from UK universities in the Spending Review and given to further education colleges to improve training for engineers, technicians and skilled construction workers, says a new report. Universities are sitting on vast reserves of £12.3bn while in contrast the National Audit Office has warned that more than one in four further education colleges could be bankrupt within a year, the report by the think-tank Policy Exchange says. £12.3bn
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MPs to probe teacher supply ‘crisis’ during education committee investigation | Schools Week

MPs to probe teacher supply ‘crisis’ during education committee investigation | Schools Week | Education News | Scoop.it
An investigation into teacher supply has been launched by the House of Commons education committee. MPs will hold a one-off oral evidence session later this
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The Government has published provisional GCSE results for the first time

The Government has published provisional GCSE results for the first time | Education News | Scoop.it
The Government’s ‘ambitious’ programme of education reform has improved the learning of thousands of pupils, according to provisional GCSE figures published by the Department for Education (DfE). Usually issued in January, the tables have been released three months early this year with the aim to give parents up-to-date information before submitting application forms for secondary school places this month for September 2016.
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Students are going to be able to see how much money their degree will make them

Students are going to be able to see how much money their degree will make them | Education News | Scoop.it
Students will be able to see how much they stand to earn in the future depending on which subjects they choose to study and where they choose to study them, under radical plans to open up Government data to the public. Ministers are working to release huge tracts of anonymised information that will, for the first time, allow the public to compare the earnings potential of individual courses at further education colleges and universities.
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Top 10 UK universities in the world rankings

Top 10 UK universities in the world rankings | Education News | Scoop.it
The Times Higher Education published their world university rankings today, but what are the top UK universities to feature?
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Generation YouTube: the young people turning to the internet for careers advice

Generation YouTube: the young people turning to the internet for careers advice | Education News | Scoop.it
School children are increasingly turning to social media for advice on their future, according to new research
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New design and technology GCSE will inspire next top designers - Press releases - GOV.UK

New design and technology GCSE will inspire next top designers - Press releases - GOV.UK | Education News | Scoop.it
Qualification developed with industry experts, ensuring students are equipped with the skills employers need.
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Ucas to enforce 'name-blind' applications to tackle racial bias

Ucas to enforce 'name-blind' applications to tackle racial bias | Education News | Scoop.it
David Cameron outlines move to be implemented from 2017 as he aims to end ‘unconscious bias’ in application process
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Ofsted wrong to blame schools over apprenticeships

Ofsted wrong to blame schools over apprenticeships | Education News | Scoop.it
An Ofsted report published today says that the drive to create more apprenticeships has diluted their quality. It says the quality of apprenticeship provision is too variable and the growth in apprenticeships has not focused sufficiently on the sectors with skills shortages. It also says that secondary schools are not doing enough to promote apprenticeships to young people and that careers guidance is not of a high enough quality.
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Many universities 'breach consumer law', says Which? - BBC News

Many universities 'breach consumer law', says Which? - BBC News | Education News | Scoop.it
Three-quarters of UK universities surveyed breach consumer law by failing to provide vital information to students, Which? magazine says.
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Higher-level apprentices earn more than most graduates, research reveals

Higher-level apprentices earn more than most graduates, research reveals | Education News | Scoop.it
The majority of university students will go on to earn less than their peers on higher-level apprenticeships, a new study suggests.
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Apprenticeships: five things we've learned from new Bis statistics

Apprenticeships: five things we've learned from new Bis statistics | Education News | Scoop.it
"More people than ever are doing an apprenticeship," announced the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Bis) today as it unveiled its latest statistical first release. The figures reveal that a record 872,000 people were employed on government-funded apprenticeships during the 2014-15 academic year. But what else do they tell us?
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Brian Cox: 'Trust in teachers to make our nation science-literate'

Professor Brian Cox has used his skills as an academic and a presenter to make science accessible and popular for a primetime television audience. Now he wants the UK to go a step further and become “scientifically literate”. And he believes it is schools that can make the difference.

Professor Cox set out his recipe for improving science education in an exclusive TES interview. He argued that for students to develop a deeper understanding of the sciences they should study them separately, and he wanted greater trust placed in teachers. He also spoke of his concerns about the assessment of practical science work.
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More school sixth form closures as funding reality bites | Schools Week

More school sixth form closures as funding reality bites | Schools Week | Education News | Scoop.it
Warnings over the viability of school sixth forms as post-16 funding cuts begin to bite are becoming a reality as a second school in two weeks says it has no
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Life skills squeezed out of curriculum by academic subjects | Schools Week

Life skills squeezed out of curriculum by academic subjects | Schools Week | Education News | Scoop.it
The pressure on academic subjects is pushing life skills out of timetables – and organisations trying to support schools are struggling to get them back in. At
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Campaigner says students are being failed by grades-obsessed schools

Campaigner says students are being failed by grades-obsessed schools | Education News | Scoop.it
Students are being failed by an education system that steers them away from studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) subjects, effectively locking them out of one of the fastest-growing sectors of the job market, a campaigner has said. Edwina Dunn, chair of the Your Life education initiative, said immediate action was needed to prevent an “education emergency” in which students in the UK earned qualifications that did not match the jobs available, a situation which would
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Half of teachers could leave the profession in two years

Half of teachers could leave the profession in two years | Education News | Scoop.it
A new survey has revealed that over half of teachers are considering leaving the profession within two years due to workload and low morale
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Universities need a 'global outlook in war for talent'

Universities need a 'global outlook in war for talent' | Education News | Scoop.it
A leading university vice chancellor has said that UK universities have to be globally connected to win the best students
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