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Daily News Summary
29 May 2018

image Headteacher says educating boys and girls together will aid equality drive
image Four men share experiences of boarding school scholarship scheme for disadvantaged children
image What to consider when choosing the best university for you
image Could there be another change to GCSE maths?
image School replaces entrance exams with puzzles to combat excessive tutoring
image Neuroscientist says swearing is part of children’s social development
image T-level colleges and providers revealed
image Research reveals primary school obesity rates

Headteacher says educating boys and girls together will aid equality drive

 

The headteacher of Eltham College, Guy Sanderson, writes in The Sunday Times saying the school will become co-educational from 2020 to enable boys and girls to learn from each other with equal access and opportunities to develop their potential. The paper also features a news story on the subject.

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The Sunday Times

Four men share experiences of boarding school scholarship scheme for disadvantaged children

 

Four men who secured places at Rugby School through an Eastside Young Leaders Academy scheme for disadvantaged young people reflect on their experiences. By Anthony Wright and Tom Barnes, The Sunday Times.

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The Sunday Times

What to consider when choosing the best university for you

 

The Guardian details six steps to consider when choosing the right university for you. By Abby Young-Powell.

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The Guardian

Could there be another change to GCSE maths?

 

Tes asks whether further reforms to GCSE maths could be made, concluding that more changes would be unhelpful. By Ann Mroz, Tes' editor.

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Tes

School replaces entrance exams with puzzles to combat excessive tutoring

 

Wimbledon High School is to introduce a new admissions process, replacing entrance exams with a series of challenges similar to those seen in The Crystal Maze. Article quotes Jane Lunnon, the school's headmistress. By Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times.

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The Sunday Times

Neuroscientist says swearing is part of children’s social development

 

Neuroscientist Emma Byrne will this week tell an audience at Cheltenham Science Festival, which takes place at Cheltenham Ladies’ College, to talk honestly to pupils about swearing to help them understand how it affects others. By Jonathan Leake, The Sunday Times. Also reported by Tes and The Independent.

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The Sunday Times
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Tes
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The Independent

T-level colleges and providers revealed

 

The Government has revealed the 52 colleges and post-16 providers in England which will offer new technical qualifications called T-levels. BBC News. Also reported by The Independent.

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BBC
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The Independent

Research reveals primary school obesity rates

 

Analysis from the Local Government Association has found that more than 22,000 children leave primary school severely obese. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent. Also reported by The Times.

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The Independent
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The Times

 

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