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Daily News Summary
25 January 2019

image Clampdown on universities "pressure selling" to students with unconditional offers
image Independent schools contribute £125m to the Edinburgh economy, research reveals
image Decline in top A-level grades following introduction of tougher exams
image Just one in six pupils passed core set of GCSE subjects, figures reveal
image 'High stress moments in exams are good'
image Giving guidance to A-level students who don't want to go on to higher education
image 'Teachers should be open with pupils and state their political allegiance'

Clampdown on universities "pressure selling" to students with unconditional offers

 

The Office for Students has warned universities that making unconditional offers to students could be breaking the law. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Independent schools contribute £125m to the Edinburgh economy, research reveals

 

A new report has revealed that independent schools contribute £125 million a year to Edinburgh’s economy. By Andy Shipley, The Scotsman. The article quotes John Edward, director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools.

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Scotsman

Decline in top A-level grades following introduction of tougher exams

 

The proportion of students achieving the top A-level grades has fallen from 13 per cent last year to 12.5 per cent this year. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

The Telegraph has listed the country's top 100 schools by the the average point score per academic entry. According to its rankings, St Paul's Girls' School is the top performing school in the country. Independent schools make up 79 of the top 100. By Ashley Kirk and Patrick Scott.

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The Times

Just one in six pupils passed core set of GCSE subjects, figures reveal

 

Government figures have revealed a drop in the number of pupils achieving a strong pass in the core GCSE subjects that make up the English Baccalaureate. By Nicola Woolcock and Ryan Watts, The Times.

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The Times

'High stress moments in exams are good'

 

The head of Cambridge Assessment has suggested that some exam stress could be healthy and will prepare young people for later life. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

Giving guidance to A-level students who don't want to go on to higher education

 

Hannah Day, head of visual arts, media and film at Ludlow Sixth Form College, advises teachers on how to help their A-level students find a job. Tes.

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Tes

'Teachers should be open with pupils and state their political allegiance'

 

Dr Roshan Doug, a visiting professor, strategist and educational consultant at the University of Birmingham, argues that teachers should be open about their politics so pupils can engage and challenge their views. Tes.

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Tes

 

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