News

Please find a selection of news stories relating to technology in education and to the challenges facing schools and teachers.

 
21st August, 2019
According to the BBC, students who achieve the very top grade in their T-level qualification will have the equivalent of three A*s at A-level, it has been announced.
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21st August, 2019
Upgraded ICT Network Means Back-to-School Bonus for Learners at Bottesford Infants
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20th August, 2019
The inspectorate’s annual Teacher Attitude survey suggests a widespread lack of experience in primaries in teaching phonics, the government’s favoured method for helping pupils to learn to read. Tes reports.
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19th August, 2019
OCR oversaw 163,000 A-level entries this year – more than a fifth of the total of 737,000 made in England in 2019. But the awarding body offered A-level ‘assessor’ roles to a reporter in two subjects in which she had no qualifications. The Daily Mail reports.
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19th August, 2019
The funding crisis in special needs education is deepening, with council overspends on support for children with conditions including autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder rising by 30% in just a year, the Observer can reveal.
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19th August, 2019
Jack Edwards is a YouTuber with more than 145,000 subscribers. He’s part of “StudyTube”, a community of YouTubers who upload content focused on exams, revision and university. Edwards goes to Durham University, and over the last year transitioned from uploading A-Level content such as “10 Things I Did to get A*A*A* in my A-levels” to ones related to his time at university, like “reacting to my university exam results live on camera” to match his personal trajectory. iNews reports
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17th August, 2019
For the first time in history, the number of girls taking A-levels sciences has overtaken boys. Scientists, businesses, teachers and ministers have all hailed the gender shift as a huge success. The Independent reports.
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16th August, 2019
According to Tes Ofqual is to investigate exam board grading of the controversial new maths A level, it was revealed this morning.
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16th August, 2019
Sixty-five per cent of young people up to the age of 16 said they thought it was important to go to university, continuing a downward trend seen since 2013, when 86% said a university education was important. A year ago the figure was 75% . The Guardian reports.
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15th August, 2019
According to The Independent, the percentage of teachers without qualified teacher status (QTS) hired by academies is rising compared with schools under local authority control, according to University of Oxford research.
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