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New ‘core maths’ GCSE at heart of manifesto for numerate UK

25 September 2014

An additional qualification in numeracy should be created to sit alongside the traditional mathematics GCSE. This new numeracy or “core maths” GCSE would help to eliminate the “national scourge” of poor maths skills, charity National Numeracy has said.




Referendum 'destroys myth’ about young voters and politics

25 September 2014

The mass involvement of 16 and 17-year-olds in Scotland’s independence vote was the “real achievement” of the referendum last week and presents a unique opportunity for the future, according to the chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament.







Qualifications risk being ‘less relevant’, CBI warns

18 September 2014

Business leader warns that science and English qualifications risk being seen as 'less relevant' due to reforms, while also calling for a renewed focus on skills, work experience and careers guidance. Pete Henshaw reports.






Parents call for fairer school admissions

18 September 2014

Admission to comprehensive, grammar and private schools needs to be fairer, with school places being allocated randomly or by ballot, according to a study.


Scottish teachers 4th in world for classroom hours

18 September 2014

Scottish secondary teachers spend about 150 more hours in the classroom per year than their counterparts in England, according to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


Careers advice crisis continues

18 September 2014

Careers advice services for young people have once again come under attack after an inquiry laid bare the huge variation in provision across England.



At a glance headlines: September 18, 2014

18 September 2014

New e-safety resources, a healthcare careers competition and the 9/11 education programme are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for September 18, 2014.


Objects aim to bring history curriculum to life

11 September 2014

One hundred objects from the collections of museums across the country have been included in a teaching resource aimed at bringing key elements of the new history curriculum to life.


Education ‘paralysed’ by a lack of trust

11 September 2014

Ensuring achievement for all students, building the professional skills of teachers, and promoting collaboration among institutions. These are the three “building blocks” that must be placed “at the heart” of system improvement, school leaders have said.


Pupil attainment linked to teachers’ wellbeing

11 September 2014

Government ministers have been urged to take note of research that suggests there is a significant link between teachers’ health and wellbeing and the examination results of their students. Pete Henshaw reports.


Private tutoring hinders fight for social mobility

11 September 2014

The extent to which the richest families gain educational advantages for their children by paying for private tutoring and other extra-curricular activities has been laid bare in a new study.



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