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Daily News Summary
19 October 2018

image Music education in schools
image New WWI film will bring historical footage to life for schools
image One third of pupils unaware Shakespeare was a playwright
image Genes partly explain GCSE and A-level achievement
image Anti-slavery project produces material for schools
image How to pass the Oxford interview questions

Music education in schools

 

In a debate in the House of Lords yesterday, Lord Black of Brentwood led a discussion on the state of music education in schools, which, he stated, "is rapidly becoming the preserve of the privileged few at independent schools as it dies out in the state sector".

Lord Lexden, president of the Independent Schools Association, noted the scale of music partnerships taking place between state and independent schools and referenced the joint understanding between the Government and the Independent Schools Council.

Read the full debate in Hansard.

New WWI film will bring historical footage to life for schools

 

A collaboration between Tes, the arts organisation 14-18 NOW and Imperial War Museums, will bring the First World War into classrooms through the production of a new film. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

One third of pupils unaware Shakespeare was a playwright

 

A survey, released by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, has shown a third of children are unaware that Shakespeare was a playwright. The survey also revealed 29% of independent school children, and 47% of state school children, had never been to see a play as part of a school trip. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

Genes partly explain GCSE and A-level achievement

 

A team from King’s College London has published research which shows DNA plays a part in academic success and university attendance. By Tom Whipple, The Times.

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The Times

Anti-slavery project produces material for schools

 

An anti-slavery project backed by the Church of England has produced material to teach children how to avoid slavery traps. By Kaya Burgess, The Times.

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The Times

How to pass the Oxford interview questions

 

Answering the University of Oxford's interview questions often involves stating the obvious, according to its director of admissions. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

 

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