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Daily News Summary
22 Sep 2016

image World University Rankings 2016-2017: results announced
image Will my GCSE grades affect my application to Oxford University?
image Academic calls for return of the classics in all schools
image Extra free childcare 'threatens nursery schools'
image 'We want to create a national movement that promotes a knowledge-rich curriculum and school autonomy'
image Student view: 'We need to teach young people to love learning, not just to aim for the end goal'
image School open days: 'don't come away with unanswered questions'

World University Rankings 2016-2017: results announced

 

The University of Oxford has become the first UK university to top the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in the 12-year history of the table. It knocks the five-time leader, the California Institute of Technology, into second place. Cambridge (4) and Imperial (8) are the other UK institutions in the top 10. By Ellie Bothwell, THE. Widely reported by BBC News, Independent, Guardian, Times, Telegraph.

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Times Higher Education
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BBC
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Independent
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Guardian
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Times
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Telegraph

Will my GCSE grades affect my application to Oxford University?

 

In the regular Telegraph Q&A column, various commentators give advice - this time on getting into the new best university in the world. Features advice from Shaun Fenton, head of Reigate Grammar School.

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Telegraph

Academic calls for return of the classics in all schools

 

Latin and classics should be taught “in every primary school” with ancient Greek added at secondary level, says a leading academic. Mentions work by the York Independent-State School Partnership. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

What do you think? Do you teach Latin or Greek and feel it is an essential part of the timetable (or curriculum??)? Should it be taught in all schools? If you'd like to write for ISC blog email georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk

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Schools Week

Extra free childcare 'threatens nursery schools'

 

Hundreds of nursery schools in England could close if the government presses ahead with plans to offer 30 hours a week of free childcare, a union warns. BBC News. Also in TES.

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BBC
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TES

'We want to create a national movement that promotes a knowledge-rich curriculum and school autonomy'

 

Parents aren't engaged in this debate about school structures – they don't mind what kind of school their child attends, as long as it has high standards, argues Mark Lehain, principal of Bedford Free School. TES.

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TES

Student view: 'We need to teach young people to love learning, not just to aim for the end goal'

 

Student Georgia Ziebart, who left university before completing her course questions whether schools are offering the right advice to those who are applying to Ucas. TES.

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TES

School open days: 'don't come away with unanswered questions'

 

It would be impractical to assume that you can garner all you need from one visit, but an open day will give you a good grounding, provided you know what to look for. Features contribution from Caroline Jordan, head of Headington School and president of GSA. By Josie Gurney-Read, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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