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Category Archives: Education

Gender neutral or nonsense?

As children return to school this week after the summer holidays, one comprehensive has already managed to hit the headlines and divide opinion with its uniform policy.

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Could education B any more complicated?

You almost need a new education to be able to understand what is going on in the school system these days.  Trying to work out how well a child or a school is performing is nearly impossible.

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Surviving exams

As parents and their offspring know all too well, exam season is approaching, and with it comes a host of difficult days, stress and worry. But with these top tips on surviving exam season, parents and teens alike can look forward to getting past the papers and into the long-hot days of summer.

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A-levels are a “mini Christmas” for laptop sellers

Laptop sales swell by more than 50% in the two weeks after A-level results are published as parents get their children ready for university, according to data from PC World and Curries.

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There’s more than one path

There isn’t just one path for everyone to walk down. Teens are now being forced to stay in education until the age of 17 or 18; I don’t feel that this decision is sati

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Safer Internet Day

Today (5th February) is Safer Internet Day.This annual event first took place in 2003 to “promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones…

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UK education sixth in the world

A global league table published by education firm Pearson has ranked the UK educational system as the sixth in the world behind Finland, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.

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Britain’s Higher Education Future

The new QS World University Rankings have placed four UK universities in the top ten.

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Empty-nest syndrome

It’s that time of year when youngsters are preparing to set off to University, many for the very first time, and wave goodbye to their families.

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Are A-levels what they used to be?

A-level exams are in the news again. It seems reforms are on the way and I think rightly so. Top universities are saying that they will be strengthened by fewer resits, final exams instead of modules and content that is more stretching.

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