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Daily News Summary
21 April 2021

image UCAS to give "cautious backing" to post-qualifications admissions system
image Exams 2021: 'Teachers are in the driving seat of a runaway car'
image Coronavirus: Arguments against extending the school day for catch-up learning
image 'We need absolutely robust ways of addressing rape culture in schools'

UCAS to give "cautious backing" to post-qualifications admissions system

 

According to The Guardian, UCAS is expected to say students applying to university should be offered places based on their results, rather than their predicted grades. By Sally Weale.

Colin Hughes, chief executive of the AQA exam board, has said a move to post-qualifications admissions "could help more young people get the university places they deserve", though it may require students to sit A-level exams "a little earlier". By Dave Speck, Tes.

 

Exams 2021: 'Teachers are in the driving seat of a runaway car'

 

Kevin Stannard, director of innovation and learning at the Girls' Day School Trust, writes in Tes arguing teachers are expected "to do the jobs of the exam boards and the regulator" this year.

 
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Tes

Coronavirus: Arguments against extending the school day for catch-up learning

 

William Stewart writes in Tes outlining five potential reasons why teachers would not support proposals to extend the school day to help pupils catch up on their learning.

Writing in The Telegraph, Sarah Rodrigues considers the impact restrictions on outdoor play have on children's mental health, particularly during lockdown.

 

'We need absolutely robust ways of addressing rape culture in schools'

 

Ian Rivers, professor of education for social change at the University of Strathclyde's School of Education, considers whether the £750,000 of funding set aside by the Government to tackle rape culture, sexual bullying and homophobia in schools is enough. Tes.

 
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Tes

 

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