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Daily News Summary
14 August 2019

image How to navigate the clearing process
image 'Can we be sure querying grades delivers justice?'
image 'Removing private school business rates will adversely affect the state sector'
image Labour plans to reform university admissions
image ASCL calls for inquiry into impact of English GCSE reforms
image Findings show thousands of EU academics left British universities following Brexit vote
image Academies 'widen class inequality', findings suggest

How to navigate the clearing process

 

Callie Hawkins, a UCAS adviser, dispels some of the misconceptions surrounding clearing and offers advice to students who are thinking of pursuing the post-qualification application route. By Ella Jackson, Tes.

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Tes

'Can we be sure querying grades delivers justice?'

 

Yvonne Williams, head of English and drama in a school in the south of England, explores the benefits and drawbacks of querying exam results. Tes.

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Tes

'Removing private school business rates will adversely affect the state sector'

 

Writing in The Scotsman, Murdo Fraser urges the SNP to reconsider its proposal to remove the exemption from business rates for independent schools. The article references the Scottish Council of Independent Schools.

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Scotsman

Labour plans to reform university admissions

 

Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has announced Labour Party plans to introduce a post-qualification university admissions system, after describing the current process as "deeply unfair". BBC News.

The Daily Mail reports on criticism facing universities over the number of 'Mickey Mouse' degrees with lower academic requirements being made available to students through clearing. By Elliot Mulligan.

ASCL calls for inquiry into impact of English GCSE reforms

 

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, has called on ministers to investigate whether GCSE reforms are responsible for a drop in the number of students taking English at A-level. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph. Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, is quoted.

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The Telegraph

Findings show thousands of EU academics left British universities following Brexit vote

 

Analysis conducted by The Russell Group shows the number of European academics leaving their posts at some of Britain's leading universities following the EU referendum result rose by 11 per cent compared to the previous year. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Academies 'widen class inequality', findings suggest

 

Research conducted by the University of Oxford suggests academies contribute to class-based inequality, as their pupils are less likely to have access to qualified teachers compared with pupils in council-run schools. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

 

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