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Daily News Summary
30 May 2018

image New research examines link between hot weather and exam performance
image Knitting could help reduce exam anxiety, research suggests
image Reflecting on the reformed GCSEs
image Damian Hinds and the decision to press ahead with T-levels
image Syrian teenager who studied during war secures Cambridge scholarship
image Early years teaching time lost due to helping children use toilets
image The balancing act between teaching and parenting

New research examines link between hot weather and exam performance

 

Researchers at Harvard, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Georgia State University claim that pupils are unlikely to perform as well in their exams in years with hotter weather. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

Knitting could help reduce exam anxiety, research suggests

 

Tes looks at whether knitting could be taken up by students as a stress-reducing measure in the midst of exam season. By Zofia Niemtus.

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Tes

Reflecting on the reformed GCSEs

 

A head of religious education discusses his experience of the reformed GCSE exams. By Christian Pountain, Tes.

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Tes

Damian Hinds and the decision to press ahead with T-levels

 

Tes looks at Damian Hinds' decision to press ahead with a plan to ensure T-levels are ready to be taught from 2020. By Stephen Exley.

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Tes

Syrian teenager who studied during war secures Cambridge scholarship

 

The University of Cambridge has offered a full scholarship to a Syrian teenager who used a smartphone to study amidst the crisis in his country. By Zaina Alibhai, iNews.

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iNews

Early years teaching time lost due to helping children use toilets

 

Teachers express concern after YouGov study reveals more than a million hours of early years teaching time is lost each year due to staff having to help children use toilets. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

The balancing act between teaching and parenting

 

A secondary teacher writes for Tes about how to be both a good teacher and a good parent. By Emma Kell.

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Tes

 

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