Algebra worry for A level mathematics

2 October 2014

Many teenagers are embarking on mathematics A level courses with an inadequate grasp of algebra – because they have been able to achieve a good grade at GCSE without mastering it.

Summit to sustain students’ referendum interest

2 October 2014

Scottish education secretary Michael Russell has announced a children and young people’s summit to keep up the momentum of democratic participation that marked the recent referendum on independence.

Attainment link to parents’ education

2 October 2014

Children’s educational attainment – and that of their parents – are the key factors in predicting whether youngsters are likely to live in poverty when they are adults.

A blueprint for the future of our education system

25 September 2014

After a year-long inquiry, school leaders have published for consultation a vision of what a self-improving education system should look like in 2020 – a vision that consists of six strands.

Changing education’s ‘aid’ mindset

25 September 2014

We continue to fail young people living in disadvantaged communities. The winner of this year’s £10,000 Teach First Innovation Award, Graeme Duncan argues that a move away from the ‘aid mindset’ is required.

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.

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