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Daily News Summary
17 May 2018

image Letters: arts decline
image GCSEs and mental health
image GCSE 9-1 grading system - how does it work?
image Encouraging girls to study A-level physics
image More summer-born pupils to have their admission to school delayed
image It's Mental Health Awareness Week, so what do pupils think of their mental health support?

Letters: arts decline

 

Jane Lunnon, head at Wimbledon High School, writes in The Times responding to Alice Thomson's comment piece in which she said schools are becoming obsessed with science at the expense of the arts.

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The Times

GCSEs and mental health

 

GCSEs have now existed for 30 years yet, according to The Guardian, the examination has become far more difficult and is affecting mental health. By Sally Weale.

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The Guardian

GCSE 9-1 grading system - how does it work?

 

BBC News details what the new 9-1 GCSE grading system means and how it works.

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BBC

Encouraging girls to study A-level physics

 

A report by the Institute of Physics (IoP) has shown there has been some improvement in efforts to encourage girls to study physics at A-level. By Helen Briggs, BBC News.

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BBC

More summer-born pupils to have their admission to school delayed

 

The Department for Education has published findings which show a huge increase in the number of parents asking for their summer-born children to delay their admission to school. By Charlotte Santry, Tes.

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Tes

It's Mental Health Awareness Week, so what do pupils think of their mental health support?

 

Mike Parker, director of Schools NorthEast, questions what pupils think about the mental health support they receive. Tes.

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Tes

 

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