Saturday, August 8, 2020

The Guardian view on poetry in schools: don't let it go | Editorial

“Had we but world enough, and time…” The opening line of Andrew Marvell’s To His Coy Mistress sums up the dilemma of the...

Nearly 40% of A-level result predictions to be downgraded in England

Nearly 40% of A-level grades submitted by teachers are set to be downgraded when exam results in England are published next week, the...

How are exam grades being decided in England this year?

What happened with exams this year?The government cancelled GCSE and A-level exams in England in March because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The administrations...

A-level students: tell us how you're feeling about getting your results

This week, the Scottish Qualifications Authority came under fire after admitting it downgraded nearly a quarter of all the recommended A-level results, heightening...

'Levelling up' school funding policy favours wealthy pupils – study

Children on free school meals and minority ethnic pupils in England will lose out under the government’s latest school funding plans, research suggests. At...

Government seeks to allay fears over unfairness in exam grade calculation

The government has sought to allay mounting fears about GCSE and A-level results, promising that the appeal process will ensure that students with...

Instant Opinion: ‘Boris Johnson’s peers disgrace the House of Lords’

The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each.1. David...

Sharp drop in BAME leaders in England's FE colleges spurs call for action

The number of black and ethnic minority principals leading further education colleges in England has dropped to around a dozen, amid claims of...

How can I boost my CV if I can’t get work experience?

Finding a job during or after university is about to get a whole lot harder. Employers hit by Covid-19 are cancelling work experience...

Lazy speech: teacher critical of southerners – archive, 6 August 1938

Strong criticism of the growth of slovenly speech in this country was made by Miss M.C. Cobby, the speech training mistress at Latymer...

Fall in Welsh-capable teachers risks missing language target, report warns

A “striking” decline in the number of newly qualified teachers able to teach in Welsh could undermine the country’s ambition to have a...

Chicago students to begin school year with all-remote classes

Chicago students will begin the fall with all-remote instruction, officials said Wednesday as they backed away from tentative plans to have most kids...

Schools reopening in England risks sharp rise in Covid cases, says expert

As ministers and teachers wrestle with the challenge of safely opening schools in England in September, a former government adviser, Neil Ferguson, threw...

Making poetry optional in GCSE English literature is out of tune with the times

Ofqual, the exams authority, has announced that next year schools won’t have to do all the components of English literature GCSE. Students must...

Neil Ferguson predicts R number rise if secondary schools fully reopen

The epidemiologist whose modelling helped shape Britain’s coronavirus lockdown strategy has predicted a significant rise in the R number if secondary schools in...

BBC Three to work with young people on sitcom about pupil referral units

They’re the last option for many vulnerable and struggling pupils – but is there also potential for laughs in the world of pupil...

Keeping England's schools open 'must take priority' in second wave of Covid-19

Schools should be last to close and first to reopen in the event of a second wave of Covid-19, with regular testing for...

Headteachers say better test and trace system needed to give students and parents ‘confidence’...

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring...

Teacher sacked over secret affair with dad she met at parents’ evening

Anne Brenen was accused of having several ‘inappropriate’ relationships with pupils’ parents (Picture: Google)A primary school teacher was sacked after having a...

Top student given F after exam is marked ‘based on school’s poor history’

Thousands of students who had been predicted A-grades today opened their exam results to find they had failed (Picture: PA/Reuters)Thousands of students from...

When do A-level results come out, how will they be graded and can you...

A-level results day is nearly upon us (Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)In a historical first, pupils across the UK will soon receive their national...

SQA under fire after downgrading 124,000 predicted exam results

Scotland’s exams authority has been warned it will be deluged with appeals after it downgraded nearly 124,000 recommendations from teachers for this year’s...

What a 200-year-old experiment can teach anxious parents about home schooling | Sarah Stein...

For perhaps the first time in the history of modern education, millions of primary and secondary students may begin the school year from...

Instant Opinion: ‘the final battle to keep our beloved NHS’

The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each.1. Jatinder...

Will 'clearing plus' really make it easier to apply to university?

Where once university choices may have felt set in stone come A-level results day, today’s students are much more likely to assess their...

The rightwing defence of 'academic freedom' masks a McCarthyite agenda | Jonathan Portes

Another day, another skirmish in Britain’s culture war. Once again, universities have found themselves on the frontline. According to a report from the...

When is GCSE results day 2020 and how were the SQA results calculated?

GCSEs and A-levels were cancelled this year in the wake of Covid (Picture: PA)Scotland’s class of 2020 is due to get its exam...

Who is set to make money from the Oxford coronavirus vaccine?

Huawei is among a wide range of private investors set to get a financial shot in the arm should the Oxford coronavirus vaccine...