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Daily News Summary
14 August 2018

image HMC chair elect reveals desire to tackle mental health crisis
image Students taking reformed A-levels 'are protected due to comparable outcomes'
image 'Top A-level marks could fall due to rise in unconditional offers'
image A-levels: What to expect on results day
image Exam board blames paper leak on one individual
image Most popular place of education for world’s political leaders is now the US
image Study shows impact of two-way conversations on children's brain structures
image A-levels: How can parents prepare for results day?

HMC chair elect reveals desire to tackle mental health crisis

 

Shaun Fenton, chair elect of the Headmasters’ and Headmistress’ Conference (HMC) and head of Reigate Grammar School, discusses his desire to tackle the mental health crisis among children. By Charles Hymas, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Students taking reformed A-levels 'are protected due to comparable outcomes'

 

The Telegraph reports on Ofqual's promise that students taking the reformed A-levels will not be disadvantaged as a result of the new system. The article quotes ISC chairman Barnaby Lenon. By Camilla Turner.

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The Telegraph

'Top A-level marks could fall due to rise in unconditional offers'

 

Tes reports on suggestions that the rise in unconditional university offers could result in a fall in the number of top A-level grades awarded.

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Tes

A-levels: What to expect on results day

 

iNews continues its series of guidance articles for students about what to expect on A-level results day, featuring advice from ISC chairman Barnaby Lenon. By Richard Vaughan.

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iNews

Exam board blames paper leak on one individual

 

Pearson has said that the leak of an A-level maths paper was down to one individual, having already disqualified five students. The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Most popular place of education for world’s political leaders is now the US

 

The Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) has found that the United States has overtaken Britain as the most popular place of education for the world’s political leaders - with the UK's restrictive immigration policies to blame for the change. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Study shows impact of two-way conversations on children's brain structures

 

A Harvard University study has looked at the positive impact that regular, two-way conversations with adults can have on children's brain structures. By Rhys Blakely, The Times.

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The Times

A-levels: How can parents prepare for results day?

 

The Telegraph considers what parents can do to offer emotional support to their children on results day. By Eleanor Doughty and Luke Mintz.

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The Telegraph

 

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