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Daily News Summary
24 Aug 2016

image What next after GCSEs? A guide to apprenticeships, BTECs and NVQs
image GCSE results: re-marks, retakes and the step up to sixth form
image Ofsted's David Hoare stands down
image Careers advice postcode lottery leaves teens with a skewed view of jobs and salaries
image Computer coding classes for disadvantaged children could boost social mobility in digital careers
image Poorer pupils less likely to do apprenticeships
image Results day 2016: 10 people who prove you don't need good grades to be successful

What next after GCSEs? A guide to apprenticeships, BTECs and NVQs

 

GCSE Results Day has almost arrived. On August 25, thousands of students across the country, will be considering their options for the future. By Hetty Cunningham, The Telegraph. Quotes Julie Robinson, General Secretary of ISC.

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Telegraph

GCSE results: re-marks, retakes and the step up to sixth form

 

On August 25, the months of waiting will be over, those GCSE results will finally be in your hands. But what next? Here are a few scenarios that might help. By Jane Lunnon, head of Wimbledon High School GDST. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Ofsted's David Hoare stands down

 

The chair of Ofsted, David Hoare, who caused uproar when he described the Isle of Wight as a poor ghetto where there has been inbreeding, is to stand down. By Sally Weale and Richard Adams, The Guardian. Also reported by The Independent, BBC News online, Schools Week, TES and The Times.

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Guardian
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Independent
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BBC
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Schools Week
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TES
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Times

Careers advice postcode lottery leaves teens with a skewed view of jobs and salaries

 

Why did you choose your career? Was it for the opportunity to travel; was it because your sector was a growth industry, or was it because it was a field known for stability and security? Or was your career, like many people, just something you fell into? By Kirsty Donnelly, managing director, City & Guilds. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Computer coding classes for disadvantaged children could boost social mobility in digital careers

 

More than 200 state-school pupils from disadvantaged homes will learn computer code, as part of two new pilot schemes designed to improve social mobility in the digital-technology sector. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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TES

Poorer pupils less likely to do apprenticeships

 

Free school meals students across every region of England are less likely to access apprenticeship schemes than their wealthier peers, research from Teach First has found. By Alix Roberton, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Results day 2016: 10 people who prove you don't need good grades to be successful

 

If you don’t get the grades you wanted, don’t despair. There are plenty of options in and out of school and university, regardless of your interests and abilities. By Troy Boatman and Rachael Pells, The Independent.

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Independent

 

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