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Daily News Summary
24 May 2018

image Boys more likely to see themselves as a 'natural' at maths compared to girls
image ISC Blogs: Sex and Relationships Education
image Research reveals Oxbridge students work harder and are more satisfied with their university experience
image Entry requirements for medical degrees should be relaxed for pupils from some state schools, according to study
image 'Outstanding' schools might end up 'coasting' due to infrequent Ofsted inspections

Boys more likely to see themselves as a 'natural' at maths compared to girls

 

Boys are far more likely than girls to say they are good at maths, according to a poll commissioned by the Maths Mission programme, the charity Nesta, and the company Tata. By Hélène Mulholland, Tes.

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Tes

ISC Blogs: Sex and Relationships Education

 

Two ISC blogs discuss the current Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) in schools. Daniele Harford, acting deputy head at Solihull School, argues that young people need to know more than the biological facts of sex. Jon Dickinson, deputy head and designated safeguarding lead at Kingsley School, discusses his school's decision to remodel their SRE provision and the measurable impact this has had upon pupils.

There is also an article on this subject in Independent Schools Magazine (p41), by Nick Forsyth, head of wellbeing at Kingston Grammar School.

Research reveals Oxbridge students work harder and are more satisfied with their university experience

 

The Higher Education Policy Institute has revealed that students attending Oxford or Cambridge University work harder and are happier with their lives. By Richard Vaughan, iNews.

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iNews

Entry requirements for medical degrees should be relaxed for pupils from some state schools, according to study

 

A study from the University of York has recommended that the academic entry requirements for medical degrees should be relaxed for pupils that have come from underperforming state schools. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

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BBC

'Outstanding' schools might end up 'coasting' due to infrequent Ofsted inspections

 

Ofsted has told the Government that the top-rated schools are able to go on 'forever' without a full inspection and is, therefore, petitioning for amendments to be made so that the inspectorate can routinely visit outstanding schools. By Harry Yorke, The Telegraph. This story is widely reported.

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The Telegraph

 

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