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GCSE results: Half a million pupils to get their grades

Image copyright PA Image caption Under pressure: Candidates have been sitting some new, tougher exams in England and Wales More than half a million GCSE students are receiving their results, amid changes meaning a new numerical grading system and tougher exams in England. More than 10,000 candidates are set to ...

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Childcare website ‘must be improved’, says Morgan

Image copyright Getty Images The website parents in England use to apply for financial help with childcare must be improved, says Nicky Morgan who chairs the Treasury Committee, . Parents first reported glitches with the Childcare Service website mid-May – just weeks after it was made live. HM Revenue & ...

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GCSEs ‘need tougher pass mark to catch international rivals’

Image copyright PA Image caption Teenagers will be getting results from new-style GCSE exams this week Pass marks for GCSEs in England need to be pushed upwards to catch up with high performing education systems in Asia, say researchers from the Education Policy Institute. GCSE results are being changed to ...

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Two MPs quit Bath University roles over vice-chancellor’s pay deal

Image caption Labour’s Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy and MP for Stroud David Drew both confirmed they are standing down Two further MPs are to quit their roles at the University of Bath in protest over the vice-chancellor’s “unjustifiable” pay. Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell earns £451,000 a year and is ...

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More graduates leave Wales than arrive, report says

Image caption Wales attracted 23,807 graduates between 2013 and 2016, but 44,335 left Governments and employers should invest more in jobs for graduates, former university leader Prof Sir Deian Hopkin has said. It comes as a report revealed more graduates left Wales than arrived between 2013 and 2016. The proportion ...

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School funding not always linked to results

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Similar levels of funding can deliver very different results, says the OECD Investing in education is one of the most promising ways for countries to secure their future. And yet, there is a surprisingly tenuous relationship between the amount of money spent per student ...

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New GCSEs ‘hardest since O-levels’

Image copyright PA Image caption This year’s GCSE results will include exams graded from 9 to 1 The new-style GCSE exams in England are the most difficult since the end of O-levels in the 1980s, according to an independent school leader. The first results of revised GCSEs in English and ...

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After A-levels

Thousands of sixth-form students across England are getting their A-level results. If you didn’t get what you wanted, it can be a really stressful day. But these teenagers have found other ways around not getting the grades they wanted from clearing, to apprenticeships and taking a gap year. ‘A-levels are ...

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Top grade A-levels rise in Wales

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThere was joy for many but even those who did not get their expected results are hopeful of university places A-level results for the top grades are the best since 2009 in Wales, according to results published on Thursday. The proportion of ...

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A-level results in Northern Ireland show big rise in top grades

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Many students are expected to go to their school to find out their results The proportion of top A-level grades achieved by Northern Ireland students has risen significantly. A* or A grades were achieved in 30.4% of entries, a rise of 0.9% on 2016. More ...

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Clearing placements at five-year high, early figures show

Image copyright PA Image caption Some students took new-style A-levels this year Some 11,180 students were placed on undergraduate courses in the UK through clearing in the first 24 hours after yesterday’s A-level results. Figures from the university admissions service, Ucas, show it was the highest number for five years. ...

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Former May adviser Nick Timothy calls student fees ‘a Ponzi scheme’

Image copyright PA Image caption Nick Timothy resigned as Theresa May’s chief of staff following the 2017 election University tuition fees are an “unsustainable Ponzi scheme” and should be radically reformed, Theresa May’s former chief of staff has said. Writing in the Telegraph, Nick Timothy likened the fees system in ...

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