Education

College’s out!

Picture copyright Getty Pictures The summer time holidays are beneath means, however for some kids, the finding out – and the homework – will proceed. It was a second of pure pleasure: faculty was out for summer time. Your faculty bag was shoved at the back of a cabinet. College sneakers went the identical means. Forward lay numerous days of freedom, play and sunshine. That was once the case for

Examination adjustments

Picture copyright Getty Pictures 1000’s of youngsters throughout England, Wales and Northern Eire are receiving their A-and AS-level outcomes. However, in England, there have been adjustments to this 12 months’s A-level – the BBC Information web site units out the adjustments. What’s totally different about this 12 months’s A-levels in England? Underneath the brand new system, college students sit all A-level exams on the finish of two years of examine,

After A-levels

Hundreds of sixth-form college students throughout England are getting their A-level results. When you did not get what you wished, it may be a extremely aggravating day. However these youngsters have discovered different methods round not getting the grades they wished from clearing, to apprenticeships and taking a spot 12 months. ‘A-levels are quite a bit tougher than I believed’ – Kevin, 19, went by means of clearing “I bought

A-level agony?

Picture copyright AoC and Which? Picture caption Catherine Sezen of the Affiliation of Faculties and Kelly Fenn of Which? College reply your questions For those who wakened on Thursday to A-level outcomes that aren’t what you need or had been anticipating, we’ve consultants available to reply your questions. With numerous competitors round, time is of the essence to get into college via clearing or determine on a distinct path right

‘Elevate your voices’

Picture copyright Getty Photographs “I had an terrible start expertise. However I did not die. My child did not die… So why does that story even must be informed?” A blog about the trauma of childbirth is being broadly shared on social media – and it’s prompting others to share their experiences. The Each Mum Ought to Know put up has been considered over 90,000 occasions. It is written by

High instructor fights for indigenous folks

Picture copyright Varkey Basis Picture caption Maggie MacDonnell warned of excessive suicide charges amongst younger folks in Inuit communities As slightly woman rising up in rural Nova Scotia in Canada, Maggie MacDonnell was nervous by locals gossiping concerning the Mi’kmaq indigenous individuals who lived on a close-by reserve. They stated the Mi’kmaq had been trapping on her household’s land. She remembers: “I went to my dad, an enormous man, six

A-level examination ‘leak’: Belfast grammar pupils sanctioned

Picture caption Some particulars of the enterprise research examination had been shared on social media Pupils at two Belfast grammar colleges have obtained warnings or sanctions after an investigation into an alleged leak of particulars from an A-level examination. 9 college students on the Royal Belfast Academical Establishment (RBAI) and Methodist Faculty (MCB) are affected, the BBC understands. The investigation involved the CCEA A2 enterprise research paper that candidates sat

College students glad with diploma programs, ballot suggests

Picture copyright Getty Pictures The vast majority of this 12 months’s UK college students had been glad with the standard of their programs, a survey suggests. The Nationwide Pupil Survey (NSS) discovered 84% of the 304,000 final-year college students at 530 establishments who took half had been content material with their diploma programs. The ballot is printed by the Greater Schooling Funding Council for England. However the outcomes comply with

Fewer pupils anticipating to go to college, says survey

Picture copyright Getty Photographs The variety of secondary faculty pupils in England and Wales anticipating to go on to college has fallen for the second yr in a row, a survey has discovered. Whereas a excessive proportion of 11 to 16-year-olds (74%) do plan to check for a level, this determine is the bottom since 2009, the Sutton Belief survey suggests. It’s down from 77% final yr and 79% in

Males from poor backgrounds ‘twice as more likely to be single’

Picture copyright Christopher Furlong Picture caption The earnings hole between males from poor households and wealthy ones is widening, the IFS mentioned Males from poor backgrounds are twice as more likely to be single of their early 40s than these from wealthy households, analysis suggests. The Institute for Fiscal Research (IFS) additionally discovered this group have been more likely to earn much less and marry ladies with decrease incomes. It