Number of UK students receiving firsts has nearly doubled in five years

Number of UK students receiving firsts has nearly doubled in five years

The proportion of firsts handed out by UK universities has soared, resulting with a third of institutions now grading at least one in four degrees with top honours, according to the Press Association analysis of official data. In some cases, the proportion has more than doubled in five years, resulting...

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First year university students more concerned about money management than academic success

First year university students more concerned about money management than academic success

First-year university students start their academic lives worrying about managing their money rather than achieving academic success, new research has revealed. The study conducted by the National Union of Students on behalf of student insurance provider Endsleigh also found that young people are struggling to make their loans last as...

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Head Teacher’s alarmed about London School’s Funding Crisis

Head Teacher’s alarmed about London School’s Funding Crisis

  Research provided by London Councils has revealed London head teachers are struggling with a funding crisis and are concerned this will affect the quality of education for pupils. Talking Heads, a survey of nearly 400 London head teachers and senior school leaders compiled for London Councils by TES, The...

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20 London Libraries collaborate with acclaimed authors in search of hidden stories and undiscovered talent

20 London Libraries collaborate with acclaimed authors in search of hidden stories and undiscovered talent

As part of a two-year literary initiative lead by Spread the Word, a leading writers development agency, acclaimed authors will be working in partnership with 20 London libraries to inspire Londoners to reveal their stories. Leading writers Irenosen Okojie (Butterfly Fish, Betty Trask Award 2016), Courttia Newland (The Gospel According...

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Rise in exam cheating from students using smart technology

Rise in exam cheating from students using smart technology

Exam cheating through the use of technology is on the rise in schools and universities according to an investigation by The Sunday Telegraph. The investigation has revealed a sharp increase in the number of reported exam cheating cases by schools and universities where students were caught using electronic devices such...

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More than 2,000 weapons seized from schools

More than 2,000 weapons seized from schools

Over 2,000 weapons have been seized from schools in England and Wales, with Freedom of Information requests showing samurai swords, axes, and air guns among the 2,579 weapons. There are approximately 25,850 schools in England and Wales. The weapons had been found in two years to March 2017, according to...

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Kensington Wade School: Investing In The Future

Kensington Wade School: Investing In The Future

Equal parts English, equal parts Chinese, Kensington Wade School opens its doors officially in September and, helmed by principal Professor Hugo de Burgh, is already seeing the admissions flying in.   During a journalistic career that saw his founding of the Chinese Media Centre within the University of Westminster in...

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Pure as the driven snow

Pure as the driven snow

Beyond the fact that Scandinavia is apparently teaming with serial killers hunted by stern emotionally distant detectives wearing sensible jumpers (at least if prestige television is anything to go by) our frozen cousins’ social programs are often looked up to with a kind of jealous awe. There’s a general sense...

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Schools in England ‘to see first real-terms funding cuts in 20 years’

Schools in England ‘to see first real-terms funding cuts in 20 years’

Schools in England are facing the first real-terms cuts to their funding since the mid-1990s, a leading thinktank has warned. Spending per pupil is to fall 6.5% by 2019-20, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), although it added that school funding had been well protected over the past...

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Chelsea children celebrate World Book Day

Chelsea children celebrate World Book Day

Children at The Hampshire School, Chelsea, celebrated World Book Day, dressing up as their favourite book character in celebration of a love for reading. The day was met with enthusiasm from pupils and staff alike, with a wide variety of fancy dress costumes on display. Children in the main school...

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