January 18, 2012

Making science a ‘conceivable’ career option

January 18, 2012

Evidence from a UK survey of over 9,000 pupils aged 10/11 shows that although the vast majority enjoy science at school; have parents who are supportive of them studying science and hold positive views of scientists, very few (less than 17%) aspire to a career in science. Studies also indicate that, after the age of […]

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January 16, 2012

Call for letters to Bill Gates

January 16, 2012

Each year Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, publishes an Annual Letter describing his priorities and work in the fields of global health and development. This year the foundation is asking students of all ages, but particularly those of around 14 – 17 years, to write their own ‘Annual Letters’ to […]

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January 13, 2012

Taskforce News out today

January 13, 2012

The latest edition of Taskforce News published today. As well as updates on current issues and forthcoming events it includes a review of 2011. It covers: How can work experience be made more relevant in 2012? London 2012 Olympics Speakers for Schools Week Launch of Growing Ambitions with the Times Educational Supplement Inspiring the Future […]

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January 11, 2012

Graduate jobs ‘taken by work experience students’

January 11, 2012

More than a third of jobs for new graduates are taken by people who have already had work experience with that employer, according to the latest update on the graduate jobs market. The report from High Fliers Research shows that employers are recruiting more graduates – but there are record numbers of graduates chasing jobs. […]

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January 10, 2012

‘Enterprise education in schools’ published

January 10, 2012

The House of Commons Library has published ‘Enterprise education in schools’. The report provides an overview of the provision of enterprise learning in the UK and how the approach of government has changed over the last 10 years. Enterprise education is the understanding of enterprise capability, supported by financial management and economic and business understanding. […]

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January 5, 2012

Extend school day to prepare youngsters for workplace

January 5, 2012

School day should be extended to get children ready for the world of work, Labour suggests. Shadow education secretary, Stephen Twigg, backs longer hours in the classroom as he launches a review of how schooling can be made more relevant to the 21st century. Read the full story.

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December 20, 2011

Curriculum changes pushed back to 2014

December 20, 2011

National curriculum changes have been pushed back by the government until 2014. The longer timescale is to allow further debate. Labour’s Stephen Twigg MP urges cross-party talks to achieve consensus over the national curriculum. Read the full BBC story.

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