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Daily News Summary
26 June 2018

image Language skills improved through learning the piano
image Higher taxes for Scottish independent schools and online companies
image Letter: GCSE qualifications
image Education questions: exam stress, T-levels and academies
image Free schools more likely in areas with lower academic ability
image The toughest universities to get into

Language skills improved through learning the piano

 

According to research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), learning the piano can improve the language skills of primary aged children. By Jane Clinton, iNews.

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iNews

Higher taxes for Scottish independent schools and online companies

 

Derek Mackay, Scottish finance secretary, has said he will bring forward legislation which could see Scottish independent schools paying higher taxes. By Greig Cameron, The Times.

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The Times

Letter: GCSE qualifications

 

Richard Cairns, headmaster of Brighton College, writes to The Times about the differences between the GCSE and IGCSE qualifications.

Letter almost halfway down the page.

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The Times

Education questions: exam stress, T-levels and academies

 

Schools Week rounds-up yesterday's issues discussed in the House of Commons during education questions. Topics included exam stress, T-levels and GCSEs. By Alix Robertson, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Free schools more likely in areas with lower academic ability

 

New Schools Network interim director, Mark Lehain, has said a new wave of free schools will be placed in areas where schools are oversubscribed and the academic ability is low. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

The toughest universities to get into

 

The Telegraph details the 10 universities with the highest standards of entry for 2019.

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The Telegraph

 

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