Sunday, March 22, 2020

Coronavirus cut my study abroad short, but I’m even more afraid to go home

London has embraced me in a way I didn’t know cities could. Here I am in Trafalgar Square (Picture: Marin Harrington)‘This might be...

How to do GCSE and A-level schoolwork at home during Covid-19

School closures and cancelled exams are a big deal for all pupils, but they’re likely to be especially distressing for students preparing for...

'Try to minimise stress': how to home-school your child

OK, so now we are home-schooling. All of the UK’s schools are closed (although they will still cater for vulnerable children and the...

Oxbridge to replace summer exams with online assessments due to coronavirus

Oxford and Cambridge universities are to replace this summer’s exams with online assessments due to the coronavirus pandemic, amid calls by thousands of...

The Guardian view on life without school: not a level playing field

What was, just a few days ago, the object of excited speculation among British children has become a reality. Schools are shut. For...

Some UK schools looking at unregulated exams to replace GCSEs and A-Levels

Some schools in the UK are investigating the use of unregulated examinations to get around the government’s decision to cancel A-level and GCSEs...

Coronavirus: Pupils’ exam results to be graded on work so far

Coronavirus: Pupils’ exam results to be graded on work so far | The Independent ...

Should GCSEs be scrapped?

GCSE and A level exams have been cancelled in Britain this year as schools, colleges and nurseries close for the foreseeable future...

After half a day of home-schooling, I am officially in awe of all teachers...

We are doing a writing exercise at the kitchen table, about 90 minutes into home-schooling. So far, it’s gone quite well. I’ve drawn...

Coronavirus school closures: tips to keep kids busy at home

Nationwide school closures in response to the coronavirus pandemic have left parents in the UK and many other countries facing the challenge...

Schools are ready for this challenge – if we have clarity | Ed Vainker and...

This week has shown schools at their best. As headteachers from opposite ends of London, we have seen the same extraordinary commitment to...

What should UK students do during the coronavirus outbreak?

Campuses are becoming deserted and classes have moved online, leaving many students unsure about what to do next. “We’ve spent three whole years...

Coronavirus: what is a key worker – and do you qualify?

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Axing GCSE and A-Level deprives children like my son of a true rite of...

My son – like around 5million other students across the UK – won’t get to sit GCSE or A-Level exams this summer (Picture:...

Teachers and tutors give their tips on how to educate your kids at home...

From this afternoon, kids will be at home with parents full-time (Picture: Ella Byworth Metro Illustrations)When children leave school today, gates will be...

Nurseries will close without more support during coronavirus

Thousands of nurseries are set to close unless the government provides more financial support to sustain them during the coronavirus pandemic. The warning from...

Despite what Trump says, my Chinese students are not the face of this virus...

Long before most of the US population, it seems the coronavirus was in my proverbial backyard. An urgent knock came on my office door...

Children to attend school if one parent classed as key worker

Children are expected to continue to attend school from Monday if they have one parent classified by the government as a key worker....

Fears that cancelling exams will hit black and poor pupils worst

GCSE and A-level results are expected to be awarded based on predicted grades and teacher assessment after schools were closed and exams cancelled,...

'Year 11 went into meltdown': Pupils hit with implications of school closures

At the start of this year, 15-year-old Akasha Daley was ready to settle into a program of hard work and revision. Now, with...

Volunteers mobilise to ensure children get fed during school closures

An army of parents, teachers and volunteers will mobilise next week to try to ensure that children who rely on free school meals...

School closures in the UK are a financial catastrophe for poorer families | Torsten...

These are grim times, but there are still moments to take great heart from. Cycling home last night at 11pm I passed a...

Teachers: share your tips for working at home

Most pupils in the UK will remain at home from Friday with schools in England only staying open to supervise vulnerable children and...

Can computers ever replace the classroom?

For a child prodigy, learning didn’t always come easily to Derek Haoyang Li. When he was three, his father – a famous educator...

UK schools to close until further notice over coronavirus

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UK schools to be closed indefinitely and exams cancelled

Schools across the UK are to close indefinitely, with A-level and GCSE exams cancelled, as the government made another sudden escalation in its...