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Daily News Summary
13 Aug 2015

image Students to win record number of elite places
image 'Exam results can never be the goal of education'
image Eton College borrows £45m to help fund scholarships and new sports facilities
image Trial of Chinese-style maths lessons in English schools to be expanded
image Over half of the first graduates paying £9,000 a year think they did not get value for money
image Stress, students and Generation Burn-out
image Turning down Oxbridge was the best decision I ever made
image John Cridland: Encourage teenagers to study arts so computer games of the future are not designed by 'spotty nerds', says CBI boss

Students to win record number of elite places

 

Teenagers receiving A-level results today have an unprecedented opportunity to secure a place at one of Britain’s top universities. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times. Quotes Chris Ramsey, the headmaster of The King’s School, Chester, and a spokesman for the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC).

There is widespread coverage of A-level results today, including two results round-up pieces in The Telegraph, quoting Kevin Stannard, director of innovation and learning at the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) and Robin Fletcher, national director of the Boarding Schools' Association. The Guardian quotes Tim Hands, head at Magdalen College and Richard Cairns, head at Brighton College, who is also quoted in the Daily Mail.

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Times
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Telegraph
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Telegraph
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Guardian
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Daily Mail

'Exam results can never be the goal of education'

 

So many of the lessons learned from a good education – whether academic or personal – are incapable of examination, says headmaster of Latymer Upper School, David Goodhew. There is also a comment piece by Richard Cairns, headmaster of Brighton College.

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Telegraph
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Telegraph

Eton College borrows £45m to help fund scholarships and new sports facilities

 

Private school issues private placement of debt to try to increase amount of fee support it can offer pupils from less privileged backgrounds. By Reuters, for The Guardian. Quotes Eton’s Bursar Janet Walker and references Christ’s Hospital in West Sussex. Also reported by The Financial Times and The Times.

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Guardian
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Financial Times
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Times

Trial of Chinese-style maths lessons in English schools to be expanded

 

Schools minister Nick Gibb hails controversial experiment as one of the most successful things the Department for Education has done. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Over half of the first graduates paying £9,000 a year think they did not get value for money

 

One in 20 meanwhile said if they had their time over again they would not have gone to university, according to a new survey. By Richard Garner, The Independent.

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Independent

Stress, students and Generation Burn-out

 

They’re good at exams but can’t handle the pressure of life. Ben Hoyle and Moya Sarner on undergraduate anxiety. The Times.

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Times

Turning down Oxbridge was the best decision I ever made

 

Oxbridge: it’s what everyone wants to do. But who wants to be everyone? Opinion by James Kirkup, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

John Cridland: Encourage teenagers to study arts so computer games of the future are not designed by 'spotty nerds', says CBI boss

 

'We need extra coders - dozens and dozens of them but nobody is going to play a game designed by a spotty nerd. We need people with artistic flair'. By Richard Garner, The Independent.

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Independent

 

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