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Daily News Summary
27 November 2018

image 'Language learning must be sold more effectively in order to see a rise in entries'
image Sex education lessons need more teaching time, say older teenagers
image A-level stats skewed by Chinese nationals and 'heritage pupils'
image Government advises schools to consider emergency lockdown protocols
image 'Are the "edu-flakes" being prepared for the real world?'
image Apprenticeships must not be viewed as a "failure route", says MP
image University attendance favours women's earnings
image "Boys have fewer inhibitions than girls" when it comes to ballet, says Strictly judge

'Language learning must be sold more effectively in order to see a rise in entries'

 

Tes reports on Ofqual's decision not to adjust grading standards in modern foreign languages. By Will Hazell.

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Tes

Sex education lessons need more teaching time, say older teenagers

 

A poll by the Sex Education Forum and National Education Union has revealed over half of the 16 and 17-year-olds surveyed felt relationships and sex education should cover more topics and have more teaching time devoted to it.

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Schools Week

A-level stats skewed by Chinese nationals and 'heritage pupils'

 

A high number of native speakers may be influencing the rise in popularity of Mandarin A-level. By Dave Speck, Tes.

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Tes

Government advises schools to consider emergency lockdown protocols

 

A government consultation on new school security guidance has advised schools to consider emergency lockdown protocols in order to counter potential terrorist attacks. By Pippa Allen-Kinross, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'Are the "edu-flakes" being prepared for the real world?'

 

Celia Walden writes in The Telegraph questioning whether children are being taught to be too sensitive.

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The Telegraph

Apprenticeships must not be viewed as a "failure route", says MP

 

Emma Hardy MP, Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle and a member of the Commons Education Select Committee, compares our school system to Germany and Switzerland. Tes.

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Tes

University attendance favours women's earnings

 

A study from the Department for Education and Institute for Fiscal Studies has found that female graduates earn 28% more than women without a degree. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

"Boys have fewer inhibitions than girls" when it comes to ballet, says Strictly judge

 

According to Dame Darcey Bussell, former ballerina and Strictly Come Dancing judge, boys are less constrained than girls by prejudices about dancing. By Matthew Moore, The Times.

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The Times

 

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