Introduce practical lessons to pupils early

Introduce practical lessons to pupils early

By JEFF ANTHONYMore by this Author Students often wonder why they are in school. They are taken through theoretical drills and the process of memorising words to pass exams. Pupils are indirectly coerced to believe that academia is a lifeline activity and the only guarantee to live a financially free life. Other practical ambitions like […]

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Girl born size of mobile phone and dubbed Britain's smallest baby picks up GCSE results

Girl born size of mobile phone and dubbed Britain’s smallest baby picks up GCSE results

A girl who was born so prematurely she was the size of a mobile phone and was given a one per cent chance of surviving, has defied the odds and celebrated her GCSE results today. Aaliyah Hart, 16, was all smiles as she collected her results pack – an achievement her mother did not think […]

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Pupils receive GCSE results as concerns raised over new format | Education

Pupils receive GCSE results as concerns raised over new format | Education

Hundreds of thousands of young people are receiving their GCSE results after the biggest shake-up of the exams for a generation. GCSEs in England have been toughened up with less coursework and exams at the end of the two-year courses rather than throughout. Some pupils have been so demoralised by the tougher format that they […]

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When is GCSE results day 2019? Dates, times and how to resit your exams

When is GCSE results day 2019? Dates, times and how to resit your exams

STUDENTS across the UK will soon receive their GCSE exam results and being confirming plans for their futures. Here’s all you need to know about the big day and how to prepare for it. 2 Students across the country are getting ready to receive their GCSE resultsCredit: Alamy When is results day 2019? GCSE results […]

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Meritocracy is a myth – so don't judge people on their GCSE grades | Michael Segalov | Opinion

Meritocracy is a myth – so don’t judge people on their GCSE grades | Michael Segalov | Opinion

On exam results days, there’s now something of a social media tradition of those long out of the school system sharing stories of success despite a disappointing set of results. In some cases it’s an honest attempt to reassure those who’ve not hit the high grades that their future is one still full of potential; […]

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Social media pressures 'driving up exam stress in girls' | Education

Social media pressures ‘driving up exam stress in girls’ | Education

Publicity-hungry schools and pressure to post results on social media are driving up exam stress among girls, the Girlguiding movement has said, after it found that close to two-thirds of girls now believe there is too much pressure to succeed. On the eve of the GCSE results the charity said girls were facing a perfect […]

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Poorer pupils twice as likely to fail key GCSEs | Education

Poorer pupils twice as likely to fail key GCSEs | Education

Disadvantaged pupils are almost twice as likely to fail GCSE maths as their wealthier classmates, according to research that lays bare the attainment gap between rich and poor. Published on the eve of GCSE results day, the analysis shows students from poorer backgrounds in England lagging far behind their wealthier peers in key subjects at […]

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Are GCSEs tougher than O-Levels - challenging maths quiz will let you find out

Are GCSEs tougher than O-Levels – challenging maths quiz will let you find out

Each year thousands of teenagers across the UK prepare to take their GCSEs. However, before there were GCSEs there were equivalent qualifications available called O-Levels. O-Levels were introduced in schools in 1951 but were abolished in 1987. But which test is harder to take? Online tutoring platform, Tutor House have decided to let people discover […]

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Students could lose college places after BTec grade boundaries changed | Education

Students could lose college places after BTec grade boundaries changed | Education

Students could lose out on college places next month after the UK’s largest exam board unexpectedly raised the grade boundaries for a new BTec qualification, which will result in many getting lower grades than anticipated. Teachers have expressed outrage and thousands have signed a petition calling on Pearson, which owns the Edexcel exam board, to […]

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