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Daily News Summary
12 Aug 2015

image Are Chinese teaching methods worth copying?
image Arts chief: Stick two fingers up to Oxbridge
image A-level results: Keep calm before the big reveal
image Truancy prosecutions for parents up by a quarter, say new figures
image Parents spend average of almost £3,000 on their child's first year of school
image Students with higher fees just as happy
image A-level results set to show slight drop in top grades
image Brighton and Sussex Medical School tops student satisfaction rankings
image In Tory Britain, young people are having their future stolen
image Children 'ditching books for phones'

Are Chinese teaching methods worth copying?

 

A letter to the editor of The Times from Marwan Mikdadi, Deputy Head at Bancroft’s School, Woodford Green, Essex.

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Times

Arts chief: Stick two fingers up to Oxbridge

 

Top universities can stifle students' creativity, chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts warns. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph. References the independent sector.

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Telegraph

A-level results: Keep calm before the big reveal

 

With A-level results just days away, there is plenty parents can do to help students prepare, says Helena Pozniak. The Telegraph. Quotes Jane Phelps, former head of higher education at Rugby School.

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Telegraph

Truancy prosecutions for parents up by a quarter, say new figures

 

A major rise in the number of parents being taken to court over their children’s truanting from school is revealed in new figures. By Richard Garner, The Independent. Also reported by The Times, The Guardian and The Telegraph.

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Independent
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Times
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Guardian
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Telegraph

Parents spend average of almost £3,000 on their child's first year of school

 

Parents spend almost £3,000 on their child’s first year of school, according to new research. By Rose Troup Buchanan, The Independent.

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Independent

Students with higher fees just as happy

 

Students in the first cohort who graduated after paying tuition fees of £9,000 a year have declared themselves happy with their experience at university, with identical satisfaction rates to those who paid lower fees. By Greg Hurst, The Times.

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Times

A-level results set to show slight drop in top grades

 

Fewer science students awarded A* and A grades compared with previous years, but English sees modest recovery. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Brighton and Sussex Medical School tops student satisfaction rankings

 

Satisfaction levels remain high at universities, according to the National Student Survey, with Keele and Winchester named among the best in the UK. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

In Tory Britain, young people are having their future stolen

 

Vandalising sixth-form colleges is the latest in an onslaught on the aspirations of working-class youth. Comment by Owen Jones, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Children 'ditching books for phones'

 

More children are swapping books for phones as study reveals that one in 10 young adults has never read a novel. By unnamed reporter, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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