Thursday, August 15, 2019

Female students outnumber males in A-level science entries

The number of female students taking exams in A-level sciences overtook males for the first time ever this year, the culmination of decades-long...

In defence of leaving everything to the last minute

I’ve tried not to procrastinate but it never works out (Picture: Alex Ramsden)There is no doubt about it, I am a procrastinator. From not...

A-level results 2019: Students await results from reformed exams – live

The Department for Education this morning boasted of a rise in the numbers of entries to science courses, computing and history this morning....

Number of students accepted to university drops this year

Caption: Students (from left) Olivia Kolasinski, Joey Guan and Sinali Gunarathne, celebrate their A Level results at King Edward VI High School for...

A-level maths students only needed to get half the answers right for an A

Grade boundaries showed those who got 165 out of 300 would be given an A grade (Picture: Rex Shutterstock)Just over half marks were...

Share your reaction and experiences on A-level results day 2019

Emotions will be running high on Thursday as students across the country get their A-level results. School leavers, teachers, whatever your story, and...

A-level grade boundaries explained: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, and CCEA

It’s time for the big day (Picture: Getty)Today is results day, which means celebrations or commiserations all round. While young people across the country...

Young people more sceptical of need to go to university, poll finds

Young people in Britain are increasingly sceptical of the need to go to university and are more aware of apprenticeships, according to polling,...

Leaked A-level boundaries reveal what students need to get an A

Edexcel, one of the UK’s largest exam boards, has condemned a leaked report of their grade boundaries ahead of tomorrow’s results day (Picture:...

These people failed their exams and now look at them

Jeremy Clarkson, JK Rowling, Jon Snow, Deborah Meaden, Sarah Millican – all massive failures (Picture: BBC; Getty; Rex; PA)Not everyone passes their exams...

How to do a sustainable back to school shop

Go green when shopping for school supplies (Picture: Etsy/Amazon)The back to school shop is an exciting outing for most families. It involves spending hours...

A-level results day and university clearing – live: The national results and trends from...

A-level results day and university clearing - live: The national results and trends from across the UK | The Independent

Tell us what's driving the drop in take-up of English A-level

Once a popular subject choice for sixth formers, schools are now seeing a sharp drop in the take-up of English literature and language...

Wearing a school uniform is a lesson in respect

I wore my school uniform with pride (Picture: Getty Image)When I was growing up, I lived in fear of being singled out by...

School uniforms are an unnecessary use of control

How the length of a child’s hair becomes more important than their willingness to learn I don’t know (Picture: Getty)I remember driving with...

Is it time to end university offers based on predicted grades?

Labour has pledged to scrap the system of offering university places based on predicted grades, in order to avoid discrimination against disadvantaged...

Ibram X Kendi on why not being racist is not enough

It is a moment that disturbs Ibram X Kendi to this day. It was the 90s, and Kendi – then in his final...

To stop racism we need to rewrite our history books

This starts with school and teaching kids about black history and UK colonialism. The Labour Party’s pledge to introduce an Emancipation Educational Trust...

‘Every day we see really hungry kids. They shouldn’t be living like this’ |...

Thirteen children gather eagerly around a pile of brown paper bags crammed with sandwiches, yoghurts and fruit in a youth centre on the...

Aced your A-levels? How adjustment can offer a last-minute upgrade

Adjustment gives students the opportunity to reconsider where and what to study if they have exceeded the conditions of their offer. It could...

'Less fun' English declines as choice for A-level pupils

Authors and teachers’ leaders have called for urgent action to reverse the dwindling popularity of English in sixth forms after it emerged that...

Labour will scrap predicted grades to make university admissions fairer | Angela Rayner

Hundreds of thousands of students will receive their A-level results on Thursday. It is the end product of two years of hard work,...

Labour wants universities to offer places after exam results

School-leavers’ anxious wait for university places in England could be ended under proposals by Labour that would delay the admissions process until after...

University admissions: Questions surrounding the system

How does the current system work? Sixth formers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland apply for places and receive offers before they have even...