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ISC Daily News Summary 11 June 2019

Review planned over university entrance system

Higher education

As part of a university entrance system review, the Office for Students is expected to consider whether students should only apply after they have their A-level grades. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

Nursery choice may be more important than school in relation to academic achievement

Primary education and early years

A study published by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and the UCL Institute of Education, and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, has suggested nursery choice could be more important than school when it comes to academic achievement. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

'Scrapping BTECs may see more young people drop out of education'


The Association of School and College Leaders has told the Government that abolishing applied general qualifications would not give a greater guarantee of progress - and may result in more students dropping out of education. By Julia Belgutay, Tes.

Academics warn against funding cuts to arts degrees

Higher education

Academics have raised concern in the wake of a review that called on the Government to base its support for different subjects on the economic and social “value” of their degrees. By Anna Fazackerley, The Guardian.

Vatican's gender identity guidance draws criticism

Faith schools

LGBT groups have criticised a new document released by the Vatican, which challenges modern conceptions of gender identity. BBC News.

The fortnight-long staffroom boycott

Teaching and learning

Tes details what one teacher gained from going on a two-week staffroom boycott. By Adam Black, a primary teacher in Scotland who, in the New Year's Honours list, received the British Empire Medal for raising awareness of stammering.

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