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'It's good to have rules, children know where they stand'

bbc education - Thu, 22/08/2019 - 11:36
At the Michaela School near Wembley a strict ‘tiger teaching’ approach has drawn both criticism and praise.
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GCSE results: more rigorous courses appear to benefit girls

the guardian - Thu, 22/08/2019 - 11:30

Over 25% of entries entries by girls got top grade of A/7 compared with 18.6% of entries by boys

The introduction of more rigorous GCSE courses in England and elsewhere in the UK appears to have benefited girls more than boys, including in subjects such as physics and maths, where girls have narrowed the gap in results previously enjoyed by boys at age 16.

More than one in four exam entries by girls received top grades of A, or 7, and above in this summer’s exams in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, an improvement of half a percentage point to 25.3% compared with last year, while just 18.6% of entries by 16-year-old boys achieved the same grades.

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GCSE results day 2019: live news

the guardian - Thu, 22/08/2019 - 10:49

Follow live coverage as hundreds of thousands of teenagers find out how they did under the tougher grading system

8.49am BST

Exam boards have published their grade boundaries for this year’s papers.

The grade boundaries are now available on our results day page - https://t.co/yRuqiRIpgL

You can find grade boundaries here: https://t.co/YJeUGxYWOv#gcseresultsday2019

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It is not the end of the world if your result are not as good as you hoped, says Adrian Childs.

Related: Don’t despair if GSCE results day doesn’t go your way – life is only just beginning | Adrian Chiles

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Share your reaction and experiences to GCSE results day 2019

the guardian - Thu, 22/08/2019 - 10:18

Share photos, videos and stories with us as pupils across the country get their GCSE results

As we reach the third results day since the new, tougher GCSE exams were introduced, we would like to hear your experiences.

Related: GCSE results day 2019: live news

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GCSEs 2019: Where are we at with new grades 9-1?

bbc education - Thu, 22/08/2019 - 09:52
As teenagers receive their GCSE results, BBC News explains the new 9-1 grading structure in England.
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As an Iranian academic, I'm fed up of being asked to focus on poverty and oppression | Sadaf Javdani

the guardian - Thu, 22/08/2019 - 09:00

I’m expected to work on the ‘exotic’ themes that white professors want, but it’s making me feel intellectually crippled

“If you decide to stay in Europe and enjoy your freedom here instead of going back, nothing will change. So why don’t you consider going back to your country?”

These weren’t the racist remarks of a stranger or acquaintance, but an anthropology programme director at a German university whom I was meeting to discuss my postdoctoral proposal. I wanted to research material and sensory perceptions of home, in a way that was unrelated to immigration or asylum.

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What happened when I got in touch with three of my old teachers | Adrian Chiles

the guardian - Thu, 22/08/2019 - 09:00

I thought Mr Corbett would be dead by now. Turns out he’s not much older than me

Only a few people seem to remain in touch with any of their schoolteachers. This seems a shame to me. If I had gone on to do well in life, I would want to share that with the ones who had doubted me. And if I had done badly, I might want to let them know so they could take some of the blame. And if I were a teacher, I would be beside myself with curiosity as to what became of my charges.

I am very happy, more than 30 years on, to be in touch with three of my teachers. When I got a message from Mr Corbett not so long ago, I must say that my first reaction was: “Blimey, I thought he’d be dead by now.” In fact, he was head of a fine secondary school in Pershore, Worcestershire, by this time and invited me to say a few words on speech day. It turned out that Mr Corbett was not only not dead, he wasn’t actually much older than me. Weirdly, I’d caught up with him. When he first taught me, I was in my early teens and he was in his early 20s. That was a big gap. Now, alarmingly, it has narrowed to almost nothing.

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Trump Orders Student Loan Forgiveness for Disabled Veterans

NYTimes - Thu, 22/08/2019 - 06:33
The directive came after 51 attorneys general criticized the federal Education Department for cumbersome eligibility rules for disabled veterans to eliminate their college loan debt.
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GCSE results: Nail-biting wait for grades

bbc education - Thu, 22/08/2019 - 04:29
As hundreds of thousands of pupils await their GCSE results, there is a warning the exams were too hard.
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Pupils 'refusing to sit GCSE exams in new tougher format'

the guardian - Wed, 21/08/2019 - 20:36

Leading teaching unions warn changes have left students stressed and demoralised

Pupils have been so demoralised by the new, tougher GCSE format in England that some refused to sit the exams this year, while others display raised levels of stress, according to leading teaching unions.

The reports from the National Education Union (NEU) and the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), which represents many secondary school heads, come as more than 600,000 16-year-olds are waiting to receive their GCSE results, including many subjects now in the new format.

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Uni Göttingen: Umstrittener Präsidenten-Kandidat sagt ab

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 21/08/2019 - 19:09

Er war schon zum neuen Uni-Chef gewählt, doch Dutzende Professoren protestierten. Nun hat Sascha Spoun abgesagt. Seine Begründung wirft kein gutes Licht auf die Uni Göttingen.

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Don’t despair if GSCE results day doesn’t go your way – life is only just beginning | Adrian Chiles

the guardian - Wed, 21/08/2019 - 16:45

I failed German and music, and my friends did even worse, but things turned out OK for us in the end

It is GCSE results day on Thursday. One way or another, my younger daughter will be having a morning to remember; we all will.

We are just back from Croatia, which has brought back strong memories, because that’s where I was, more than two-thirds of my life ago, on O-level results day in 1983. I was with two schoolfriends in my aunt’s tiny flat in Zagreb. Before reaching the capital, we had been on the coast for three weeks. Joyously unencumbered by laws on underage drinking, we’d drunk like idiots every night without ever summoning the courage to talk to any girls at all.

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Meritocracy is a myth – so don't judge people on their GCSE grades | Michael Segalov

the guardian - Wed, 21/08/2019 - 14:15

Until pupils from all sections of society have an equal chance of success, exam results should not be taken at face value

On exam results days, there’s now something of a social media tradition of those long out of the school system sharing stories of success despite a disappointing set of results. In some cases it’s an honest attempt to reassure those who’ve not hit the high grades that their future is one still full of potential; for Jeremy Clarkson it’s just an annual excuse to show off.

Related: Attainment gap widens for disadvantaged GCSE pupils, study finds

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Texas school district sued for colouring in teen's hair

bbc education - Wed, 21/08/2019 - 11:38
The teen's parents are suing a Texas school district for using a black Sharpie to colour his scalp.
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Back-to-school uniform swap-shop is Dorset mum's mission

bbc education - Wed, 21/08/2019 - 05:45
Laura Mulley started the swap shop after her children grew out of their good quality uniforms.
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Shipping containers 'used to house homeless children'

bbc education - Wed, 21/08/2019 - 02:59
Office blocks are also being used to house families as 210,000 children are estimated to be homeless.
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Social media pressures 'driving up exam stress in girls'

the guardian - Wed, 21/08/2019 - 02:01

Ahead of GCSE results, Girlguiding warns of expectation to post online and schools seeking acclaim

Publicity-hungry schools and pressure to post results on social media are driving up exam stress among girls, the Girlguiding movement has said, after it found that close to two-thirds of girls now believe there is too much pressure to succeed.

On the eve of the GCSE results the charity said girls were facing a perfect storm of pressures, with well over half of those aged 11 to 21 fearing a bad performance in exams could ruin their futures.

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Poorer pupils twice as likely to fail key GCSEs

the guardian - Wed, 21/08/2019 - 02:01

Analysis shows reversal in attainment gap between poor pupils and wealthy classmates

Disadvantaged pupils are almost twice as likely to fail GCSE maths as their wealthier classmates, according to research that lays bare the attainment gap between rich and poor.

Published on the eve of GCSE results day, the analysis shows students from poorer backgrounds in England lagging far behind their wealthier peers in key subjects at GCSE, prompting calls for the government to put more investment into schools serving deprived communities.

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FogCam Is Signing Off in San Francisco

NYTimes - Τρίτη, 20/08/2019 - 23:04
Long before streaming video, it captured images of campus life every 20 seconds. The quirky project, believed to be the longest-running public webcam, will shut down at the end of August.
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New T-level study to be worth three A-levels

bbc education - Τρίτη, 20/08/2019 - 16:55
University admissions service says the top grade in a T-level qualification will be worth 168 Ucas points.
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