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Daily News Summary
3 August 2018

image Increase in 'core' subjects taken at GCSE
image 'Maths textbooks should be banned to increase pupils' confidence'
image 'Private schools are the problem, not grammar schools'
image 'Languages are crucial to our children's future', says Schools Minister
image 'Forces children are not always as resilient as people might think'
image A-level results 2018: what you need to know
image Children under 11 should not be allowed smartphones, says psychiatrist
image Baby talk aids infants' learning

Increase in 'core' subjects taken at GCSE

 

Figures from the Department for Education show there has been a huge increase in the number of teenagers taking traditional subjects such as English, history and geography. By Camilla Turner and Ashley Kirk, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'Maths textbooks should be banned to increase pupils' confidence'

 

Jane Prescott, head of Portsmouth High School, has said that maths textbooks should be banned to stop students becoming anxious if they can see that they are falling behind their classmates. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'Private schools are the problem, not grammar schools'

 

James Moore writes in The Independent that the biggest problem with the British education system is private schools and argues that single-tier education systems could help to eradicate some of the inequalities that exist.

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The Independent

'Languages are crucial to our children's future', says Schools Minister

 

Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State in the Department for Education, writes for iNews berating the UK's linguistic ability.

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iNews

'Forces children are not always as resilient as people might think'

 

Alison Baverstock, associate professor of publishing at Kingston University, argues that teachers should be trained to help services children who are not always as resilient as people assume. Tes.

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Tes

A-level results 2018: what you need to know

 

Tes details what you need to know ahead of A-level results day on 16 August. By Will Hazell.

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Tes

Children under 11 should not be allowed smartphones, says psychiatrist

 

A leading psychiatrist has said the Government should be issuing guidance to prevent parents from giving children under 11-years-old a smartphone. By Charles Hymas, Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Baby talk aids infants' learning

 

According to research by the University of Edinburgh, speaking to an infant in baby talk can speed up their learning of the English language. By Gabriella Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

 

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