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GCSE pass levels causing confusion over university entry

GCSE pass levels causing confusion over university entry

28/06/17

There are warnings of confusion over university admissions from changes to GCSE exams in England which will create two different pass grades.A number of universities have minimum entry grades at GCSE level - such as a C grade pass at maths and English.But GCSEs are switching to numerical grades, from 9 to 1, and there is uncertainty because both 4 and 5 are officially classed as pass grades.Universities...

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Apple's Italian job for finding top talent

Apple's Italian job for finding top talent

23/05/17

Computer giant Apple is expanding its supply line of talented young people with digital skills, by doubling the intake of its European academy.Last year, the technology company opened an academy in Naples, in Italy, where students spend a year training to be developers, coders, app creators and start-up entrepreneurs.Places are awarded through open competition - with tests being held next month...

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Parents make a big difference just by talking

Parents make a big difference just by talking

19/04/17

The OECD has produced an international study of well-being and how young people feel about their lives.The think tank's education director Andreas Schleicher explains how much positive impact can come from simple changes such as parents taking time to talk to their children and eating a meal together.Perhaps the most distressing threat to student well-being is bullying, and it can have serious...

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Teach 'problem solving' to produce engineers, schools urged

Teach 'problem solving' to produce engineers, schools urged

31/03/17

Schools should focus less on "subjects" and more on teaching problem solving skills, say engineers in a report.A focus on "playful experimentation" could boost learning throughout UK schools, says the Royal Academy of Engineering. It could also instil a passion for engineering and help "overcome our current lack of engineers", it adds. Ministers say they want the UK to be world beating for...

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Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords

Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords

21/03/17

Learning to survive in a world dominated by the internet should be as important for children as reading and writing, says a House of Lords report. Lessons about online responsibilities, risks and acceptable behaviour should be mandatory in all UK schools, the Lords Communications Committee argues. The internet is "hugely beneficial" but children need awareness of its hazards, said committee...

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Join our Team - Christleton International Studio

Join our Team - Christleton International Studio

07/03/17

COME AND BUILD THE SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE WITH US As a partner school within Christleton Learning Trust, we are building our team around people who are unapologetically passionate about learning and teaching, driven to make a change and who are ambitious about their role in education.  We are expanding our team as we prepare to open our doors to Year 10 and Year 12 students in September 2017...

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