Education (UK)

Private schools give pupils major advantage by refusing to embrace new 1-9 GCSE marking system

Private schools are giving their pupils a major advantage by refusing to embrace the new 1-9 GCSE marking system, it has been claimed.<p>This Thursday, thousands of students will receive their grades, many of whom are the first cohort to take the new “tougher” GCSE courses.<p>Many independent schools …

Education

Learning German is just the job for savvy millennials

Growing numbers of under-30s are attracted to the language to better their career options<p>Learning European languages may no longer have much cachet among schoolchildren, but for millennials eyeing the job market, German appears to be more attractive than ever. Growing numbers of young adults aged …

European Union

Quadratic Sequences - GCSE Mathematics 1 - 9 (Advanced Algebra)

Whole lesson on quadratic sequences which includes<br>- full powerpoint lesson with detailed explanations<br>- student worksheet with step by step guide<br>- …

Mathematics

Private schools should pay more for exams remarking to make system fair, leading headteacher says as hundreds of pupils expected to be disappointed on Thursday

Private schools should pay more for exam appeals to make the system fairer, a leading headmaster has said.<p>Shaun Fenton, head of Reigate Grammar School and the incoming chair of the Headmasters’ and Headmistress’ Conference (HMC), said that exam re-marks are an issue of “social justice”.<p>His comments …

Education

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"An apprenticeship is basically work-based training. So, you go to work, you get paid like anyone else, but you also work towards getting a qualification. So, quite often, you’ll spend most of your time in work, and then maybe one day a week, you’ll be going to college or another training provider, …

A-Levels

From A-levels to Brexit: Our readers respond to this week's top stories

A-level exam results and the housing crisis were some of the main news stories that got our readers talking this week. We're also looking at Ruth Davidson's piece on taxing internet giants and what you think about calls for a relaunch of the Brexit campaign.<p>See what your fellow readers had to say …

Housing

GCSE Art and Design - Creating a design brief - Revision 1

Starting a design brief<p>The starting point for any design is the design brief. The brief outlines what problem a design will solve. It should be referred to throughout the project to make sure what you are working on will solve this problem.<p>Design area<p>All designs fall into specific design areas. …

UX Design

GCSE Physical Education - Rock climbing - factfile - Revision 1

Introduction to rock climbing<p>Overview<p>Climbing has many different disciplines and can be categorised into four main areas:<p>mountain climbing<br>• ice climbing<br>• bouldering<br>• rock climbing<p>Although these are all different activities, they have a common theme of utilising the sustained use of hands and legs to …

Climbing

'It will take the whole community to tackle cyberbullying'

I’m currently reading a book called <i>The Secret Teacher</i>. It’s an example of an increasingly popular genre which straddles the space between fiction and …

Cyberbullying

'GCSE resit students are no snowflakes'

There’s an amusing observational sequence in <i>Humanity</i>, the most-recent stand-up special from Ricky Gervais, mocking social media for creating a …

Mental Health

GCSE 9-1 Computer Science Poster: How to read and write AQA pseudo code

This handy poster is a great revision tool to help your GCSE computer scientists prepare for their computational thinking problem solving …

GCSE

10 most popular GCSE subjects 2018

With GCSE reforms in full swing, 2018 has seen some major changes in the number of entrants per subject. According to Ofqual, these are the 10 …

Education

French GCSE past tense revision: passé composé key points and practice

GCSE

The chair of Vote Leave said this about A-Levels and the responses were A*

Here’s Gisela Stuart, the former Labour MP who was chair of the Vote Leave campaign and must be delighted with how things are going before the …

Brexit

This is how Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William and Kate Middleton did in their A-Levels

With private educations and millions of pounds behind them you'd expect the royals to do pretty well at school.<p>But while some did as well as you may …

Prince William

14-year-old Cardiff maths whizz gets A* for maths A level - four years early

A 14-year-old maths whizz has passed A level maths with an A* four years early – but will still have to take GCSE maths.<p>James Harkin from Cardiff got …

Mathematics

GCSE History - The Great Depression, 1929-1933 - CCEA - Revision 1

In October 1929, the 'Roaring Twenties' came to a dramatic end and the USA economy went into deep depression.<p>It had been in decline even before 1929. This was because of:<p>overproduction and underconsumption in agriculture;<br>• overproduction and underconsumption in consumer industries;<br>• decline of …

Stock Markets

Stormzy to fund Cambridge University scholarship for black students

“It’s so important for black students, especially, to be aware that it can 100% be an option to attend a university of this calibre”<p>Stormzy has …

College & University

Banned: Teacher who called pupils c**** on Facebook

A supply teacher who referred to his pupils as "cunts" and posted "racist" pictures on Facebook has been banned from the profession for life.<p>Kevin …

Teaching

GCSE resits: Students forced to sit exams 9 times

Students have ended up sitting their GCSE exams as many as nine times as a result of the government’s compulsory resit policy, new figures show.<p>Data …

Students

Physics GCSE: The invention of television by John Logie Baird

<b>Michael Mosley, Cassie Newland and Mark Miodownik from the BBC series The Genius of Invention describe the scientific achievements of John Logie Baird.</b><p>In 1920 we had invented cinema and then radio. Scientists and inventors were racing to work out how to combine them into television.<p>John Logie Baird …

Logie Awards

GCSE Geography - Case study: development in an emerging country - India - Edexcel - Revision 1

India<p>India is now the second most populous nation on the planet, with 1.25 billion inhabitants and is also the seventh largest economy in the world. Since the economic reforms of 1991, it has experienced rapid economic development that has allowed it to be grouped with other rapidly-emerging …

India

GCSE Religious Studies - Festivals - Revision 1

Pesach<p><b>Pesach</b>, sometimes called <b>Passover</b>, is one of the most important Jewish festivals.<p>Jews remember how the Israelites left slavery behind them when Moses led them out of Egypt more than 3000 years ago.<p>Moses went to see the Pharaoh many times, but each time he refused to release the Israelites. …

Festivals

History GCSE: The Peterloo Massacre

<b>Young student Matthew, from Lancashire, looks into the Peterloo Massacre, which took place in Manchester almost 200 years ago.</b><p>What began as a peaceful demonstration to improve parliamentary representation turned into a bloodbath as scores of men, women and children were killed or fatally …

19th Century

GCSE Religious Studies - Life after death - Revision 1

Introduction<p>Life after death is a fundamental belief in most religions. What form life after death takes is different in each religion and sometimes there is a difference of belief between members of the same religion. Some people without a religious belief also believe in life after death while …

Religion

Banned: Teacher who lied saying colleague sexually assaulted pupil

A teacher who rang Childline and impersonated a pupil to falsely accuse a fellow teacher of sexual assault has been banned for life.<p>Sheena Boll had …

Teaching

GCSE Geography - Carbon footprints - Revision 1

Measuring the impact of carbon dioxide on the environment<p>A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment. It calculates the greenhouse gases we are expected to produce in all our activities and measures them in units of <b>carbon dioxide (CO2)</b>. The world average is …

Geography

Young people need our kindness – and a coherent exam system

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.<p>It’s an admirably defiant statement – but also one of the biggest lies told to …

News (Scotland)

DfE wants answers on MAT's payments to private companies

An academy trust that is being wound up has been told to investigate grant advances it made to two private companies because of concerns they …

Cambridgeshire

Steep year-on-year drop in languages entries

French causes particular concern, but ‘more pupils than ever learning languages’ in Scotland

Language Learning