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October 1, 2013

Uni extrance exams will disadvantage state pupils

October 1, 2013

More universities could introduce entrance exams to select the best candidates as a result of recent A level reforms, private school heads warned today. The move would give pupils at fee-paying schools an advantage over state school peers because independent schools have more resources to prepare them, teachers believe. Read the full London Evening Standard […]

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September 27, 2013

Russell Group quizzed on “preferred subjects”

September 27, 2013

The Russell Group of leading universities has been asked to produce research on what teenagers need to get into their universities, after a study has cast doubt on so called ‘preferred subjects’. The call comes from Graham Stuart chairman of the Commons Education Select Committee. Read the full BBC story.

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September 25, 2013

We’re recruiting a Senior Researcher (Deputy Director of Research)

September 25, 2013

The Education and Employers Taskforce is looking to recruit a Senior Researcher (Deputy Director of Research) to lead and support a range of research-related activities. Job description To apply please email CV plus covering letter setting out skills and experience relating to the person specification below. Applications should arrive by 10am on Thursday 10th October. […]

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September 17, 2013

Private schools ‘no longer have to give free places to poor pupils’

September 17, 2013

Private schools will no longer be required to provide free and subsidised places to pupils from poor families under major new guidelines for charities published today. The new guidelines give schools complete freedom to decide how to open up to the poor, suggesting they can run A-level master-classes for deprived pupils, send teachers to state […]

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September 10, 2013

‘Inspiring the Future: the first year 2012-13’

September 10, 2013

‘Inspiring the Future: the first year 2012-13’ has been published to highlight progress made since its national launch in July 2013. It shows how the free Inspiring the Future programme connects state schools/colleges and employers to help young people make better informed decisions about jobs, careers and HE. Read ‘Inspiring the Future: the first year […]

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September 2, 2013

GCSE changes: teenagers must master English & Maths

September 2, 2013

Poor standards of numeracy and literacy among young people have been a major concern for Britain’s employers, with many having to offer remedial training. Alison Wolf, professor at King’s College London, who proposed the change in her 2011 review of vocational education, said that it was “scandalous” that half of 16-year-olds were leaving school without […]

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August 19, 2013

First ‘Professions Week’ announced

August 19, 2013

The first ‘Professions Week’ is set for 21 – 27 October 2013 and is aimed at raising awareness of the major but sometimes less well known professions among 14 – 19 year olds. The week will support teachers and careers advisors, giving them the relevant materials to help young people make informed decisions with regards […]

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August 16, 2013

Growing gender divide opening up in schools

August 16, 2013

A growing gender divide is opening up in schools with girls shying away from maths and science A-levels and fewer boys opting for English and creative subjects. Read the full story from the Independent.

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