Education

A-level locations dispute pupils to return to their faculty

A-level places dispute pupils to return to their school Sixth formers excluded from a college as a result of they didn’t get not less than B grades at AS-level shall be allowed to return, their lawyer has confirmed. Pupils at St Olave’s in Orpington, south-east London, had been instructed they may not progress to take their A-levels. Dad and mom had begun authorized motion over the coverage, however now the

Warning over 'looming secondary college place squeeze'

Warning over 'looming secondary school place squeeze' A possible scarcity of faculty locations looms forward in secondary colleges in England, councils are warning. The Native Authorities Affiliation says colleges will probably be hundreds of locations brief over the subsequent few years as a inhabitants bulge strikes up from major. It says colleges in 12 councils will probably be over capability by 2018, rising to just about half of councils inside

College examination guidelines to be reviewed after cheat row

School exam rules to be reviewed after cheat row College Requirements Minister Nick Gibb has introduced a evaluation of the principles surrounding lecturers who assist to put in writing examination questions in England – within the wake of claims of dishonest. “The general public will need to have confidence within the integrity of the examination system, and dishonest of any sort is unacceptable,” stated Mr Gibb. The Ofqual examination watchdog

Ban consultants from educating exams they set

Ban experts from teaching exams they set Making a separation between these setting exams and people educating them might assist protect the integrity of public exams, says a lecturers’ chief. Malcolm Trobe, of the ASCL heads’ union, mentioned senior examiners might be barred from making ready pupils for exams from the board for which they work. It comes after allegations over examination leaks led to workers suspensions on the main

Mark Zuckerberg tells new daughter to play outdoors

Mark Zuckerberg tells new daughter to play outside Fb’s co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has urged his younger daughter to play outdoors and benefit from the wonders of being a child, in a heartfelt letter posted on his social media website. The letter was revealed on Monday to announce the beginning of his second little one, August, with spouse Priscilla Chan. Within the gushing missive, the mother and father converse concerning the

File proportion of girls on college programs in UK

Record proportion of women on university courses in UK A 3rd extra teenage girls than males have secured diploma locations thus far, the college admissions service says. As of Friday morning, 133,280 18-year-old girls from the UK had secured a college place within the UK, in contrast with 103,800 males of this age. The distinction is the biggest recorded by Ucas at this stage of the admissions cycle. The figures

Lacking A-level papers 'affected Liverpool college students' grades'

Missing A-level papers 'affected Liverpool students' grades' Some college students in Liverpool could have missed out on college locations after an examination board misplaced A-level papers. English Literature papers for 34 pupils at St Margaret’s Academy in Aigburth have gone lacking. The AQA board gave the scholars estimated marks however the faculty’s head trainer mentioned this brought on uncertainty over college locations for some pupils. AQA mentioned it’s in discussions

Colleges 'might be handled sympathetically' if GCSEs drop

Schools 'will be treated sympathetically' if GCSEs drop Colleges which struggled with new GCSE exams and noticed grades dip consequently might be regarded upon sympathetically by schooling officers, it’s understood. Heads’ chief Malcolm Trobe mentioned it was understood at “ministerial degree” that warning was required earlier than dashing to evaluate colleges on these outcomes alone. GCSE results dropped slightly in England after pupils sat new, more durable exams in English

Maths lecturers hit out at 'extraordinary' funding resolution

Maths teachers hit out at 'extraordinary' funding decision Lecturers have hit out at an “extraordinary resolution” to stop funding a key A-level maths challenge. Underground Mathematics had gained the backing of a government commissioned review into post-16 maths in England. It helps college students “deepen understanding of central ideas”, stated Prof Adrian Smith in a report back to ministers in July. The federal government says funding for the five-year challenge

GCSE: Go charge dips as college students face harder exams

GCSE: Pass rate dips as students face tougher exams GCSE passes have dropped barely throughout the vary of topics, with some dramatic modifications in new, harder exams sat for the primary time in England. General in England, Wales and Northern Eire, passes (grades C/four and above) dropped zero.6 share factors to 66.three%. In England, the English literature pass-rate fell 2.5 share factors to 72%, however in maths it rose from