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New GCSE exams ‘toughest in 30 years’

As thousands of students await the results of their GCSE exams some experts are claiming tests taken over the summer were the 'toughest since O Levels'
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Experts warn ‘thousands’ could receive incorrect GCSE results

A new grading system for GCSE results has lead to concerns that many students may receive incorrect grades and complaints of difficulty determining marks.

Competence-oriented music lessons to improve teaching

What does the learning culture of music lessons in Switzerland look like? The University of Zurich investigates how lessons could be improved
after-school progams

Effective after-school programs

Michelle Jutzi, M.A. & Prof. Dr. Katharina Maag Merki, University of Zurich discuss the role of after-school programmes in supporting student well-being and learning.
Teachers are experts in driving social mobility

Teachers are experts in driving social mobility

In a speech, Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening highlights how teachers are inspiring the professionals of the future
Education funding squeeze sees exam classes cut

Education funding squeeze sees exam classes cut

Head teachers are cutting GCSE and A-Level classes as education funding difficulties continue to mount
treasury

Treasury takes back £384m funding earmarked for schools

Funding promised to schools has been withdrawn by The Treasury, despite a cash flow problem in education
schools can save cash on computer equipment

Schools can save cash on computer equipment with DfE deal

Schools can save cash on computer equipment including laptops, desktops and tablets under a new deal offered by the Department for Education The Department for Education (Dfe) has announced today that it is offering schools the chance to save money on tablets, laptops and desktop devices. The government say schools thinking...
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More free childcare would threaten nursery schools

Government plans to offer 30 hours free childcare per week could threaten nursery schools throughout England, say teaching union NAHT A teaching union has warned that government plans to increase free childcare provision to 30 hours a week could threaten nursery schools across England. The new funding formula, aimed at...
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GCSE results show a fall in grades

The release of the GCSE results today has revealed a significant fall in grades when compared to last year More than five million students have today received their GCSE results. Following the decline of the A-level results published last week it will undoubtedly be disappointing for the education sector to...
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Teacher job adverts cost secondary schools £56m

According to new figures from Labour secondary schools spent a whopping £56m on advertising for teaching positions last year The recruitment crisis in teaching is not news; it is in fact an issue that has dogged the sector for some time now. However, the depth of the crisis has become...
university fees

University fees to increase through new Government plans

Minister Jo Johnson has unveiled new plans increase university fee with an aim to increase teaching standards in institutes across England
the EU

Schools could teach mandatory classes about the EU

Mandatory classes to teach children about the EU could be implemented across Europe in a bid to overcome Euroscepticism Criticism has been levelled at the European Parliament after it emerged plans to teach children about the positives of the EU could become mandatory in schools. The European Parliament will consider...
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Raising academic standards in UK schools

AG looks at how the Department of Education is improving standards in schools to help pupils leave school with qualifications to find employment Are UK schools performing as well as they should be? Last month AG reported that only 18% of parents in England thought that the government listened to them...

How technology can support teachers best

Educational technologies are advancing rapidly; new solutions, apps, and online platforms appear every day. Mobile learning, learning on demand, and media rich curricula are recent buzz words describing the “techno-pedagogical” state of the art. And not least, the research and development community is encircled by the hovering spirit of...
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Are teachers under too much pressure?

Unions warn teachers are under so much pressure they are being “reduced to tears”, highlighting yet another difficulty facing the sector. It certainly seems as if the education sector is in disarray lately. Last week it reported difficulties retaining staff, with teachers leaving in droves. In a leaked letter, it...
Teachers increasingly supporting families

Teachers increasingly supporting families

Union leader warns that schools are becoming the A&E departments of communities, as they are increasingly supporting struggling families The new leader of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) Tony Draper has warned teachers are struggling to deal with the impact of austerity measures on families. Draper said schools are...
FE teachers find graded lessons stressful

FE teachers find graded lessons ‘stressful’

Further Education (FE) teachers said graded lesson observations caused significant stress and anxiety, according to a University and College Union survey. Over 3,500 Further Education (FE) teachers responded to an online survey commissioned by the University and College Union (UCU). Numerous respondents said that graded lesson observations were nothing more...

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