Home Tags Schools

Tag: Schools

This year, GCSE and A-level results depend on teachers being unbiased....

The nail-biting wait for GCSE and A-level results has a surreal quality this year, as students wonder what the outcome could possibly be of exams they haven’t sat because of the Covid-19 lockdown. Most are assuming they’ll be awarded the grades they were predicted to have achieved by their schools, although it isn’t quite that…

Johnson pledges £1bn school rebuilding programme for England

Schools in England are being promised a £1bn rebuilding programme as Boris Johnson commits to giving children a “world-class education” after months out of the classroom, and pledges help for the economy to bounce back from the coronavirus crisis. The 10-year investment plan for upgrades and refurbishments comes ahead of the prime minister’s key speech…

Ministers may move university applications to after A-level results

The education secretary is planning a radical overhaul of England’s university admissions system, with students applying after A-level results and the start of the academic year possibly being moved to January, the Guardian has learned. Civil servants at the Department for Education (DfE), under Gavin Williamson, have modelled a shift to post-qualification admissions to improve…

This year, students have a better chance of getting into a...

You may have read some recent articles encouraging school leavers to defer their place at university because of the coronavirus pandemic. The arguments for this approach typically focus on two points: that any form of digital education isn’t real learning and if there is still social distancing in place then you won’t have a real…

Big graduation moments? They’re totally bogus. Take it from an expert...

Hurrah for the Class of 2020! This is going out to all students who finished any significant educational landmark this year: those who were supposed to take their GCSEs or A-levels, university students now doing final exams in their parents’ kitchens, PhD students grinding it out on their own at home instead of in the…

Michael Bloomberg donates £1m to fund online UK summer schools

Michael Bloomberg, the US billionaire, is to donate more than £1m to fund a replacement for residential university summer schools for British disadvantaged pupils, the Sutton Trust has announced. Bloomberg, a former mayor of New York and presidential candidate, said the new online platform to be called Sutton Trust is intended to help the sixth-formers…

‘Parents are clearly anxious’: teachers prepare for safe return to school

From taking phonics lessons in woodlands to conducting play productions online, organising the summer term of primary school is likely to prove a feat for teachers. With unions, staff and parents expressing concerns over the safety of more nursery, reception, year 1 and year 6 children returning to school on 1 June after the easing…

Pupils begin studying at home – a challenge for them, parents...

Millions of children in the UK returned to their schoolwork on Monday for the first day of the summer term. But for the first time in recent memory the majority did so from home. Through videoconference classes, assigned written exercises and self-study, teachers have sought to ensure the coronavirus lockdown affects their pupils’ development as…

Thousands urge UK government to keep schools closed

A letter from an NHS nurse urging the government to keep schools closed because of the health risks to staff and the wider community has attracted more than 7,000 signatures, as teachers described trying to maintain social distancing in primary classrooms as “almost impossible”. Iain Wilson, an NHS nurse with two children at school in…

Concern for A-level students over cap on university admissions

School leaders are urging the government to ensure A-level students who have had their exams cancelled this summer because of the Covid-19 crisis do not face further disadvantage by losing university places because of a cap on student numbers. The warning came after the Guardian revealed that strict limits on the number of students each…

MOST POPULAR

HOT NEWS