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Thousands of top university places still up for grabs

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Universities are snapping up students for tens of thousands of degree places in a buyers' market for applicants, the latest Ucas data shows. A day after teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland got their A-level results, 430,060 applicants from the UK and overseas have accepted degree places, slightly down on last year. Clearing has been busy with 15,160 finding places after their results. Courses available
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‘Trojan Horse’ hearings against teachers and governor cost £1.27m

[ad_1] Image copyright BBC/PA Image caption The alleged, so-called "Trojan Horse" plot was to oust some Birmingham head teachers and make their schools adhere to more conservative Islamic principles Misconduct hearings - most of which collapsed - against teachers accused in the so-called "Trojan Horse" inquiry cost £884,055, the BBC can reveal.The case to ban from education the ex-chair of governors for three Birmingham schools that were investigated, Tahir Alam,
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A-level results 2018: Teenagers achieve rise in top grades

[ad_1] Image copyright PA A-level students have been awarded the highest proportion of As and A*s since 2012, amid changes toughening the exams in England.Some 26.4% of exams have been awarded these top grades this year - but the proportion gaining A* to C dropped to 78.4% from 79% last year.England's exams regulator has said the results show a steady national picture at a time of significant change.Pupils in England,
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Musician Stormzy on why he’s funding university scholarships

[ad_1] Musician Stormzy says he will fund two black British students to go to the University of Cambridge.The Stormzy Scholarship will pay for tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant for up to four years of an undergraduate course.Speaking to BBC reporter Ricky Boleto at his former school in south London, he stressed the importance of taking every opportunity in education. [ad_2] Source link
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The three-year-old with an IQ of 171

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe three-year-old with an IQ of 171 When Natalie and Ben's daughter Ophelia joined the high-IQ society Mensa at only three years old, they knew they would be accused of being pushy parents. But what is it like to have a naturally-gifted child?"Really it was from about eight months old [that we realised how bright she could be]," Natalie Morgan tells
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A-level results: Why clearing is ‘not the end of the world’

[ad_1] Image copyright University of Derby Image caption Ellie says it's important to stay calm What are the options when A-level grades are not what you were expecting for your next step?Teenagers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland find out on Thursday whether they have got into the university of their choice - but not all will be successful."I didn't intend to apply to university through clearing, I just unfortunately
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A-level results 2018: What was new about this year’s exams?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of teenagers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are receiving their A and AS-level results. There have been some changes to A-level qualifications recently - the BBC News website sets them out.What changes have there been to A-levels in England?New AS and A-level syllabuses have been phased in across schools in England since September 2015. The change was brought in by the then education
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Debate over Scotland’s schools enters new term

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Scotland's children are returning to school this week with the debate over education in the country set to intensify.The Scottish government wants to focus on its efforts to raise attainment and help disadvantaged children.But unions are set to step up their calls for a 10% pay rise.Meanwhile opposition parties are highlighting teacher recruitment problems and calling for an end to standardised assessments for P1 pupils.The Scottish
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School exclusion of autistic boy unlawful, judge rules

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The exclusion of an autistic boy after he hit a teaching assistant with a ruler, punched her and pulled her hair, was unlawful, a court has ruled.Following the incident in February 2016, the child, known only as "L", was given a one-and-half day exclusion.But a judge in the Upper Tribunal has ruled that "aggressive behaviour is not a choice for children with autism".Campaigners say the
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University unconditional offers ‘undermine education’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEmile and Lleucu both have unconditional offers but said they still worked hard The education system is being undermined by universities making more unconditional offers, according to the head of Wales' biggest college. David Jones, of Coleg Cambria, said offers were coming half way through courses and meant many A-level students were taking their "foot off the pedal".Figures from admissions service