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Daily News Summary
25 Aug 2015

image Blog of the week: A-level success among independent schools is down to highly qualified teachers
image Fine schools whose pupils fail to pass GCSE maths and English, says thinktank
image Classroom problems cannot be solved entirely by outsiders
image Geography just keeps getting more popular – so what's the subject's secret?
image Parents miss pressures on girls, says Girlguiding
image SNP political control over universities 'could cost millions'
image UK fashion schools top global rankings, but are their students ready for work?

Blog of the week: A-level success among independent schools is down to highly qualified teachers

 

Julie Robinson, general secretary of the Independent Schools Council, examines why the sector performs so well.

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Fine schools whose pupils fail to pass GCSE maths and English, says thinktank

 

Policy Exchange says levy should be used to help pay for subsequent exam resits at further education colleges. By Sally Weale, The Guardian. Also reported by The Independent, The TES, The Telegraph and The Times.

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Independent
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TES
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Telegraph
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Times

Classroom problems cannot be solved entirely by outsiders

 

There’s much to learn from initiatives such as the military ethos project, but collaboration with teachers is essential. Comment by Estelle Morris, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Geography just keeps getting more popular – so what's the subject's secret?

 

The subject is growing faster than any other in secondaries. One leading proponent explains the story behind the statistics. By Rita Gardner, The TES.

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TES

Parents miss pressures on girls, says Girlguiding

 

Parents are too often out of touch with the mental health pressures faced by girls and young women, suggests research. By unnamed reporter, BBC News online.

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BBC

SNP political control over universities 'could cost millions'

 

Universities Scotland warns they risk losing out on tens of millions of pounds thanks to legislation giving ministers unprecedented powers over how higher education institutions are run. By Simon Johnson, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

UK fashion schools top global rankings, but are their students ready for work?

 

Central Saint Martins is rated best for undergraduate courses in the Business of Fashion’s ranking, with five other British colleges in the top 20. However, some students think more could be done to prepare them for industry. By Liz Lightfoot, The Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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