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Daily News Summary
11 Aug 2016

image IGCSE results: Pass rate rises in English language exam taken by a third of all pupils
image A-level Results Day: How do I get my papers re-marked if I do badly?
image ISC Blog: Less screen, more green
image Mental health problems
image Hundreds of pupils to benefit from free arts scheme
image 'The government is struggling to recruit maths teachers – it should start to listen to those at the chalkface'
image DfE denies ‘achieving excellence areas’ policy has been delayed
image First students to take on-screen exams receive results

IGCSE results: Pass rate rises in English language exam taken by a third of all pupils

 

The pass rate for English language IGCSEs, taken by one in three 16-year-olds this summer, has risen, according to figures from the exam board Cambridge International Examinations. By Kaye Wiggins, TES.

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TES

A-level Results Day: How do I get my papers re-marked if I do badly?

 

A-level Results Day is looming. In fact, it's not even looming, it's sitting in fairly obvious sight, just one week from now. So, this week, the Telegraph's expert panel attempt to assuage the concerns of one sixth form student convinced she will need a re-mark. Quotes Shaun Fenton, Headmaster of Reigate Grammar School. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

ISC Blog: Less screen, more green

 

Head of Juniors at Rendcomb College, Victoria Beevers, discusses the importance of children swapping ‘screen’ for ‘green’ this summer.

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ISC

Mental health problems

 

Various coverage focusing on mental health issues being faced by girls and boys. BBC News online reports that one in three female students in the UK has a mental health problem, a survey suggests. TES features an article by Natasha Devon, the DfE's former mental health champion, who worries that schools are being asked to address the mental health of young people without the support they need. TES also reports on eating disorders in teenage boys who now see now it as a problem that affects them as much as their female classmates.

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TES
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TES

Hundreds of pupils to benefit from free arts scheme

 

Hundreds of schoolchildren will be given free visits to local theatres, museums and galleries as part of a new scheme to increase access to the arts. By TES.

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TES

'The government is struggling to recruit maths teachers – it should start to listen to those at the chalkface'

 

The challenge of persuading enough maths graduates that they want a career in the classroom can seem Olympian. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

DfE denies ‘achieving excellence areas’ policy has been delayed

 

The government has denied its ambitious plans to provide extra support for schools in struggling areas have been delayed while Theresa May considers whether to lift a ban on grammar schools. By John Dickens, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

First students to take on-screen exams receive results

 

More than 7,500 International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) students around the world have received their results following the first MYP eAssessment examination session in May. IE Today.

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IE Today

 

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