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Share your reaction and experiences to GCSE results day 2019

Thursday 22nd August 2019

Share photos, videos and stories with us as pupils across the country get their GCSE resultsAs we reach the third results day since the new, tougher GCSE exams were introduced, we would like to hear your experiences...

 

Pupils receive GCSE results as concerns raised over new format

Thursday 22nd August 2019

Leading teaching unions say changes have left students stressed and demoralisedHundreds of thousands of young people are receiving their GCSE results after the biggest shake-up of the exams for a generation...

 

GCSE results day 2019: live news

Thursday 22nd August 2019

Follow live coverage as hundreds of thousands of teenagers find out how they did under the tougher grading systemUnion warn changes have left students stressed and demoralised 7...

 

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

Thursday 22nd August 2019

I thought Mr Corbett would be dead by now. Turns out he?s not much older than meOnly a few people seem to remain in touch with any of their schoolteachers...

 

GCSE results: Nail-biting wait for grades

Thursday 22nd August 2019

As hundreds of thousands of pupils await their GCSE results, there is a warning the exams were too hard...

 

Education Secretary says post-16 options better than ever, as GCSE results released

Wednesday 21st August 2019

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Pupils 'refusing to sit GCSE exams in new tougher format'

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Leading teaching unions warn changes have left students stressed and demoralisedPupils 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...

 

Don?t despair if GSCE results day doesn?t go your way ? life is only just beginning | Adrian Chiles

Wednesday 21st August 2019

I failed German and music, and my friends did even worse, but things turned out OK for us in the endIt is GCSE results day on Thursday...

 

Shipping containers used to house homeless children

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Office blocks are also being used to house families as 210,000 children are estimated to be homeless...

 

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

Wednesday 21st August 2019

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

 

Back-to-school uniform swap-shop is Dorset mum's mission

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Laura Mulley started the swap shop after her children grew out of their good quality uniforms...

 

Texas school district sued for colouring in teen's hair

Wednesday 21st August 2019

The teen's parents are suing a Texas school district for using a black Sharpie to colour his scalp...

 

Shipping containers 'used to house homeless children'

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Office blocks are also being used to house families as 210,000 children are estimated to be homeless...

 

Poorer pupils twice as likely to fail key GCSEs

Tuesday 20th August 2019

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...

 

Social media pressures 'driving up exam stress in girls'

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Ahead of GCSE results, Girlguiding warns of expectation to post online and schools seeking acclaimPublicity-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...

 

More schoolchildren 'rejecting cigarettes'

Tuesday 20th August 2019

The proportion of surveyed pupils who have ever smoked tobacco drops to a record low of 16%...

 

?He cried and I cried?: the highs and lows of exam results day for teachers

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Opening GCSE and A-level results can mean tears or elation for students ? but also for their teachers Continue reading...

 

?I don?t blame any teacher for not coming out as gay?

Tuesday 20th August 2019

It took Iesha Small 10 years in schools before she felt she could be open about her sexuality...

 

Let?s replace religious assembly in schools with a ?thought for the day? | Laura McInerney

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Compulsory Christian worship is divisive and excludes many children...

 

10 charts on what happens after GCSEs

Monday 19th August 2019

At 16, teenagers face a number of training or education choices - but how have these decisions changed over time? Read full story...

 

No-deal papers reveal council fears over food supply

Monday 19th August 2019

Councils' no-deal Brexit plans warn of more expensive school meals and lower nutritional standards...

 

Parents win funding to mount legal challenge over school closure

Monday 19th August 2019

Bindmans law firm are investigating the lawfulness of St Christopher?s school closureParents shocked by the sudden closure of a residential unit at a special needs school in Bristol which resulted in children with severe and complex learning difficulties having to move out have won legal aid funding to investigate a possible legal challenge to the lawfulness of the decision...

 

Students could lose college places after BTec grade boundaries changed

Monday 19th August 2019

Thousands sign petition to reverse decision that will result in many getting lower grades Students could lose out on college places next month after the UK?s largest exam board unexpectedly raised the grade boundaries for a new BTec qualification, which will result in many getting lower grades than anticipated...

 

School lunch standards warning under no-deal Brexit

Monday 19th August 2019

Councils' no-deal Brexit plans warn of more expensive school meals and lower nutritional standards...

 

Outrage after grade boundaries for new BTec qualification raised

Monday 19th August 2019

Thousands sign petition urging Edexcel owner Pearson to reverse decision which could cost students their college placesStudents could lose out on college places next month after the UK?s largest exam board unexpectedly raised the grade boundaries for a new BTec qualification, which will result in many getting lower grades than anticipated...

 

?Go here if you want depression!?: the bleak, funny world of Google school reviews

Monday 19th August 2019

Pupils and parents use the search engine?s ratings to complain about teachers, food and fellow students ? and sometimes apparently to make digs at rival schoolsIt all started because Willow was going back to school...

 

Special educational needs crisis deepens as councils bust their budgets

Sunday 18th August 2019

Observer investigation reveals 30% rise in overspending against backdrop of a failure to meet demand for servicesThe funding crisis in special needs education is deepening, with council overspends on support for children with conditions including autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder rising by 30% in just a year, the Observer can reveal...

 

Predicted grades are a lottery and work against the poorest students. Let?s get rid of them | David Olusoga

Sunday 18th August 2019

The evidence shows that the UK?s university entrance system is not only inaccurate but unfairAlong with never having got round to writing down our constitution and having a monarch who legally owns all the swans, one of the things that makes the UK a bit of an outlier is our university admissions system...

 

Book clinic: what can I read to look cultured when I go to Cambridge?

Saturday 17th August 2019

Zadie Smith and Martin Amis will give you something interesting to contribute to any conversationQ: What books should I read before I start university? I am going to Cambridge and don?t want to seem uncultured compared with all the posh people!Post-A-level studentA: Johanna Thomas-Corr, critic and writer, writes:As someone who was intimidated by all the private-school kids at my university, I wish I had known what they seemed to know: that essays needn?t be a chore...

 

University applications from 18-year-olds at record high

Friday 16th August 2019

Some institutions resort to unusual tactics amid fierce competition for studentsAlmost a third of all 18-year-olds in Britain have applied for undergraduate courses this year, a record high spurred on by aggressive marketing campaigns...

 

Edinburgh limits pupil climate strike approval to once a year

Friday 16th August 2019

Activists vow to keep on after council votes to authorise only one day?s school absenceYoung activists have vowed to keep protesting in Edinburgh despite the city council saying it will only authorise pupils to miss school once a year to attend climate strikes...

 

The Guardian view on A-levels: end the guesswork in university admissions | Editorial

Friday 16th August 2019

Universities must now pick students without knowing their exam results...

 

Edinburgh youth climate strikers allowed one school day off a year

Friday 16th August 2019

However, no punishment will be levelled at pupils or parents if they choose to strike for a longer period...

 

'Students don't see the value': why A-level English is in decline

Friday 16th August 2019

Emphasis on Stem subjects and dull GCSE course blamed for fewer pupils taking examTim Edwards* is an English teacher in a secondary school in a relatively deprived part of east London...

 

Stormzy to fund two more Cambridge students

Thursday 15th August 2019

Grime artist to pay tuition fees for more undergraduates from minority ethnic backgroundsStormzy has announced he will cover the costs of two more black undergraduate students at Cambridge University in the next academic year until the completion of their degree course...

 

'A bit crazy': students and university staff on A-level results day

Thursday 15th August 2019

Emotions run high at Greenwich University admissions office and Rochdale sixth form collegeA-level results 2019: full storyAt the University of Greenwich?s temporary admissions office, a bell rings repeatedly...

 

Social class still stops too many pupils from fulfilling their A-level potential | Mary Richardson

Thursday 15th August 2019

A record number of disadvantaged students have been accepted into university this year, but there?s a long way to goAs A-level students across England, Wales and Northern Ireland open their results today it is fascinating to see how the public broadcasting of success is reaching ever wider audiences through news streaming and social media, where constant posting and comments will dominate news for the next few days...

 

Students celebrate their A-level results

Thursday 15th August 2019

The dreaded wait is over for thousands of young people...

 

Celebrities call for more creative education in schools

Thursday 15th August 2019

Stars from the arts world urge the government to make creative education accessible to young people...

 

GCSE reforms fail to boost A-level English and maths

Thursday 15th August 2019

It is unclear which students are moving away from these subjects and what they are doing insteadIt is now two years since 16-year-olds in England first sat reformed GCSEs in English and mathematics...

 

White professor investigated for quoting James Baldwin's use of N-word

Thursday 15th August 2019

Laurie Sheck, who teaches at the New School, says inquiry followed a complaint that she had discussed Baldwin?s use of the slurThe Pulitzer-nominated poet Laurie Sheck, a professor at the New School in New York City, is being investigated by the university for using the N-word during a discussion about James Baldwin?s use of the racial slur...

 

GCSE reforms failed to improve A-level results in English and maths

Thursday 15th August 2019

Not all is a story of decline as political studies, psychology, geography and history see biggest increasesIt is now two years since 16-year-olds in England first sat reformed GCSEs in English and mathematics...

 

Dental surgeons urge England's schools to go sugar-free

Thursday 15th August 2019

They say tackling tooth decay - which affects a quarter of five-year-olds - is a priority...

 

A-level results 2019: drop in proportion of top grades ? live

Thursday 15th August 2019

Spanish becomes most popular foreign language at A-level, overtaking French for first timeShare your reaction and experiences 12...

 

A-levels are tough enough ? but they?re made harder for pupils with disabilities | Frances Ryan

Thursday 15th August 2019

On A-level results day, spare a thought for the students who have seen the support services they need drastically cutAnyone who took their A-levels while coping with mental health problems, chronic illness or disability deserves a particular cheer when they collect their results today...

 

What?s the best laptop for a student for under 500?

Thursday 15th August 2019

Ruqayyah needs a laptop costing up to 500 for her teacher training course...

 

A-level results 2019: Students await results from reformed exams - live

Thursday 15th August 2019

Almost all A-levels have now been reformed, with the continuous testing of the previous regime removed and almost everything now riding on final examsShare your reaction and experiences 8...

 

Share your reaction and experiences on A-level results day 2019

Thursday 15th August 2019

Whatever your story, and wherever you?re headed next, tell us how you feel about this year?s resultsEmotions will be running high on Thursday as students across the country get their A-level results...

 

'Don't break yourself over a letter on a piece of paper'

Thursday 15th August 2019

Here are some words of advice and encouragement for those awaiting their A level results...

 

Dr Becky: The Oxford University YouTube astrophysicist

Wednesday 14th August 2019

"Dr Becky" receives thousands of views on her channel, which answers questions about the Universe...

 

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