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Daily News Summary
6 August 2018

image University applications down 2% on last year
image How to research effectively
image 'We need cabinet members who understand real-life risk'
image 'Testing five-year-olds is key'
image Michael Palin praises rise in geography take-up at school
image How can we tackle some of the deep psychological barriers to maths in this country?
image Self-harming among young people doubles in 20 years
image Economy could benefit from more attending university, report concludes

University applications down 2% on last year

 

The number of 18-year-olds applying to university has fallen by approximately 2%, compared with last year. The Sunday Times reports that boys are leading this slump, with the lowest number of applications to university in three years. By Sian Griffiths.

The Sunday Times leading article is also on this topic.

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The Sunday Times

How to research effectively

 

Teaching pupils how to ask better questions will transform their research skills. By Julie Greenhough, head of the extended project qualification and Emma Wallace, school librarian, both at St Benedict's School in London. Tes.

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Tes

'We need cabinet members who understand real-life risk'

 

Jess Phillips MP, Labour member of the Women and Equalities Select Committee, writes for The Guardian discussing the number of Etonians in government.

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The Guardian

'Testing five-year-olds is key'

 

Gillian Bowditch writes in The Sunday Times arguing school tests for five-year-olds make sense.

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The Sunday Times

Michael Palin praises rise in geography take-up at school

 

The study of geography is key to understanding the world says comedian and presenter Michael Palin, following news that A-level and GCSE geography entries in England are on the rise. By Jamie Grierson, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

How can we tackle some of the deep psychological barriers to maths in this country?

 

Rachel Riley, presenter of Countdown, writes in The Telegraph about attitudes towards maths education in the UK. References Jane Prescott, headteacher of Portsmouth High School.

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The Telegraph

Self-harming among young people doubles in 20 years

 

Warnings have been raised about the pressures school work and social media are putting on young people. By Sam Coates and Kat Lay, The Times.

There is also a leading article discussing this issue.

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The Times

Economy could benefit from more attending university, report concludes

 

A report by Universities UK has found that the UK economy could benefit from more people of all ages attending university. By Press Association, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

 

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