UK Education

Average GCSE Results Bring Shame To Many British Asian Families

Hasnet Lais | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK
Hasnet Lais

The cultural fixation with high achievement and failure to acknowledge the damaging consequences which such an unhealthy obsession yields for children, is a damning indictment of parenting in sections of the British Asian community.

Autism: Useful Tips For School Teachers | Back To School

Marcus Mitchell | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Parents
Marcus Mitchell

​It's the little things that make teaching those with autism a little easier. Although I'm no expert. Autism is growing in awareness, it's important that it should be taught and teachers made more aware. Training teachers about autism will improve their awareness and understanding of how to address a situation or help make things easier. ​

Four Things You Can Do If Your GCSE Results Aren't What You'd Hoped For

Javed Khan | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Javed Khan

Getting your GCSE results can feel like a life changing moment. I remember just how nervous I felt when I collected my equivalent results around thirty five years ago. It can be a time of jubilation or disappointment, as not everyone gets the grades they'd hoped for.

An Adolescent Boy's View of Why Adolescent Boys Should Learn How to Express Their Emotions

Carmine Pariante | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carmine Pariante

Since the enjoyment of school is almost totally governed by whether a student is perceived as weak or strong by their peers, any public displays of emotion, whether crying, anxiety, or even extreme happiness, are to be avoided. Thus, suppression of feelings is essential to having a good time at school.

Now It's Up To Schools, Not The Government, To Protect New Teachers From Workload

Anna-Christina Connelly | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Politics
Anna-Christina Connelly

It is not okay to normalise that school work will make you cry and interfere with your family life, social life and love life. Nor to sanitise the well-documented crisis we have with workload related-mental health issues by saying that every teacher is under that pressure.

This Teacher's Homework Policy Is What We All Wished For At School

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Parents

A teacher has come up with a new homework policy that adults wish they had during their time at school. A Reddit user, monetclaude, shared a photograp...

The Future Of Education: There Are Two Things That Really Work

Lord Knight | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK
Lord Knight

We should focus on those two really hard jobs: how can we recruit and train, and keep training the profession? And how can we raise the ambitions of children for themselves?

Want To Study More Effectively? Take A Nap Between Study Sessions, Seriously

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists already knew that getting some decent shut-eye after studying helps to consolidate learning, but new research suggests that sleeping in bet...

The Girls Who Dream Of A Levels

Katherine Davies | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katherine Davies

Their lives are a world away from the lives of our children and it's thanks to the tireless work of organisations like Camfed that we have this chance to connect, and make a massive difference to the life of a

This One Thing Will Tell You If Your Baby Is Going To Be A Maths Genius

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Parents

Every parent thinks their child is smart: but have you ever wondered if your offspring is actually a child genius? Now you might be able to find out ...

These Siblings Perfectly Capture How It Feels To Be Going Back To School

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Parents

The first day at school is a big deal for everyone: children, teachers and parents (yes, they really do grow up that fast). But that doesn’t mean ev...

COMEDY - IT'S AN EDUCATION!

Sam Fraser | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Sam Fraser

Thanks to Homer (Simpson) and his circle, my kids learnt a little about a lot. When we took them to see Hamlet they already knew the plot. Similarly, Great Expectations held no surprises and they practically rolled their eyes when we slapped Spinal Tap into the DVD player.

A Level Results: Record Number Of Students Accepted To University

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Parents

Parents of more than 300,000 sixth form students will be supporting their teenagers as they collect their A level results on Thursday 18 August. Recor...

Jeremy Corbyn's Radical National Education Service Would Give Millions Of Students A Debt-Free Start To Life

Ana Oppenheim | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ana Oppenheim

Since last year, Jeremy Corbyn has elevated the cause of free education to the highest political level. This week, he is laying detailed policies that together will create a National Education Service - a much more ambitious plan for a comprehensive service which is free and accessible to everyone.

Is University Still The Best Route To A Desirable Career?

Maddalaine Ansell | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Maddalaine Ansell

For students who already know what job they want to do, a degree apprenticeship may present the best of both worlds. The number of places and range of subjects covered is still quite small compared to a standard undergraduate degree but, if you are lucky, it can present an opportunity to learn while you earn...

Abuse Of Mobility Clause Puts Teachers Across Scotland At Risk

Chris Keates | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK
Chris Keates

Vigorously challenging the abuse of the mobility clause is not only important for the teachers at St Augustine's school but also for teachers across Scotland. All teachers have a mobility clause in their contracts. If employers are allowed to invoke the clause...then teachers will face constant job insecurity.

Six Tips To Guide You Through the Post A-Level Job Jungle

Darain Faraz | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Darain Faraz

The end of the school and college term is here, marking a life changing point for many of you - whether you're heading to uni this September or lookin...

Rise In Teens Seeking Counselling Over A Level And GCSE Results

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Parents

An increasing number of teenagers are seeking counselling to help them cope with the stress of GCSE and A-Level results. The number of young people re...

Will the New Apprenticeship System Work?

Charlynne Pullen | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Politics
Charlynne Pullen

To ensure the quality of apprenticeships, the new standards should explicitly include a qualification, and be more tightly regulated by the new Institute of Apprenticeships, particularly focusing on level, progression and overlap.

Good Education Is About More Than Top Marks

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

Lots of people assume that getting the best marks leads to going to the best universities, and from there to the best jobs - but this isn't entirely t...

Don't Rule Out Alternative Routes To A Degree In Finding Your Career Of Choice

Mark Farrar | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mark Farrar

A-Level results day is fast approaching. Thousands of young people are eagerly awaiting the results that will lead to them taking the next big step in their lives. Many will be making the choice to go to university - though they may not know which location they will be heading to next month until they have received their results...

The Problem I Have With Today's Concept of Feminism

Tasha Okeke | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

I'm all for female liberation and female empowerment, but sometimes I feel like some women in the western world take the cake by slapping feminism onto anything they do that doesn't promote the actual definition of feminism which is promoting equality between the sexes.

Being the University Mum

Hannah Greaves | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Parents
Hannah Greaves

thriving families.jpg But so what? I'm not having THE university experience but I am having MY university experience, and its amazing. I have such a diverse group of friends and family from all different spheres, all at different stages in their life and I can draw great strength and wisdom from all.

Who Says Girls Aren't 'Meant' to Like Science?

Dr Sam Giles | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Sam Giles

I always knew that I would be a scientist. As a child I loved exploring the world around me; I was fascinated by fossils and had a voracious appetite for any science books, documentaries or experiments.

The Dark Side of Single-Sex Grammar Schools

Joanna Taylor | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Joanna Taylor

Between private and comprehensive schools, grammar schools sit a little uncomfortably, like an awkward and overlooked middle child. But now that Theresa May has given the go-ahead on the creation of new ones, they've been thrust under the spotlight, and the national media seems to have a lot to say about them.