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More schools switching to ‘tougher’ A-level alternative

New figures show that the number of schools offering the Pre-U – a course devised by Cambridge University’s exam board – has increased by a third in two years. For the first time in 2012, it was revealed that almost … Continue reading

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Hiya pupil, please avoid slang, ta

A secondary school has instructed its pupils to stop using slang words such as hiya, cheers and ta, to enhance their prospects of landing a top job. Sheffield Springs academy, which is based in one of the most deprived parts … Continue reading

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Interactive tests planned for GCSE and A’ Level qualifications

Reported in the Guardian last night, Britain’s biggest exam board the AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) is planning trials of an interactive test that will generate harder or softer questions depending on how a candidate performs. The examination board reports … Continue reading

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Oxbridge divide uncovered through university admissions study

The Guardian has reported that four schools and one sixth-form college have sent more pupils to Oxford and Cambridge between them over three years than 2,000 schools and colleges across the UK. This information is based on the outcome of … Continue reading

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Welsh Universities unable to charge high tuition fees

The Guardian reported last week that Welsh universities have been told they cannot charge higher tuition fees next year unless they rewrite their plans to encourage more poor teenagers to take up places. All 10 Welsh universities and four of … Continue reading

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Financial Times for Students

Our ‘Students Expert’ Catherina Dunphy has been signposting all of our student clients to the online publication ‘The Gateway‘. Catherina calls The Gateway the Financial Times for Students! It provides a whole range of information on the latest news stories … Continue reading

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Concerns rise over exam question errors

At Words Worth Reading Ltd, earlier this week we reported (via our news blog) concerns about an inaccurately set maths AS-Level question that was work 11% of the total examination paper. However Ofqual, the examination board watchdog, has now admitted … Continue reading

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Only 50 Black University Professors in the UK

The Guardian reported on Friday that, ‘leading black academics are calling for an urgent culture change at UK universities as figures show there are just 50 black British professors out of more than 14,000, and the number has barely changed … Continue reading

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Insider know-how on securing a University place for students

The best university entry tips can be taken from those individuals who decide who gets a place on a university course and who doesn’t. Lucy Tobin, reporter for the Guardian, presented the article below this morning, providing handy hints and … Continue reading

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Budget cuts for schools reported

In our news blog this morning we reported on the budget cuts that Heads and Deputy-Heads of schools and colleges are reporting. Our full story is below: The BBC reported yesterday that more than half the schools in England are … Continue reading

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