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Daily News Summary
18 December 2019

image Independent school pupil gets highest possible IQ score
image 'The time has come to scrap GCSEs'
image Disadvantaged London pupils 'more likely to go to university than wealthier peers outside the capital'
image "We need a level cultural playing field for all children"
image Education ministerial team returns to the DfE following the general election
image Top tips for revising over Christmas

Independent school pupil gets highest possible IQ score

 

Freya Mangotra, a 10-year-old pupil at the Blue Coat School in Birmingham, has achieved a score of 162 in a Mensa IQ test, the highest possible result. By Sophie Tanno, Daily Mail. The article also mentions King Edward VI High School for Girls.

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Daily Mail

'The time has come to scrap GCSEs'

 

Magnus Bashaarat, head of Bedales School, writes in Tes arguing the current GCSE framework is "woefully unfit for the contemporary world of work".

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Tes

Disadvantaged London pupils 'more likely to go to university than wealthier peers outside the capital'

 

Analysis from the Department for Education has revealed 48 per cent of pupils eligible for free school meals in inner London go on to get a place at university, compared with 45 per cent of non-free school meals pupils elsewhere in England. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

"We need a level cultural playing field for all children"

 

Maria Balshaw, the director of Tate, and artist Steve McQueen have called for the introduction of an "arts-rich curriculum" in England's state schools, arguing many 'lack the resources to support access to culture and creativity'. By Mark Brown, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Education ministerial team returns to the DfE following the general election

 

The Department for Education confirmed yesterday that education secretary Gavin Williamson and his ministers are back in their posts following last week's general election. By Dave Speck, Tes.

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Tes

Top tips for revising over Christmas

 

The Guardian compiles a list of expert tips on how to prepare for January exams. By Lucy Tobin.

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The Guardian

 

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