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Sustainable Schools Project Boosts Exam Results

Green Futures | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Green Futures

Learning spaces, for instance, cannot stay stuck in the old rigid mould where rows of desks face the teacher and blackboard. There's no greater enemy of sustainability than obsolescence.

Failed Your Exams? You're the Lucky One

Fearghas Kelly | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Fearghas Kelly

When the Scottish results came out on the 5th of August, it was announced that pupils had achieved a record number of top Higher grades, winning 30,000 university and college places in the process. Unfortunately, some were not so lucky.

Why Retail Is a Great Industry to Earn and Learn In

Sir Charlie Mayfield | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sir Charlie Mayfield

Whether you are going to university or into the job market I hope you'll set out to 'earn and learn' throughout a career that will be all the more rewarding if you do. The retail industry is a good place to do that. It is often a first job for many school leavers and it's a fulfilling place to build a career, providing a lifetime of learning and opportunities.

A-Level Results: University, Gap Year, Work or Entrepreneurialism?

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

'You're young, so nobody takes you seriously. You're young so you have no start up capital available. You're young so you have no time in between studying and managing your social life. The barriers to launching a successful business seem endless. However there is hope.'

It's Time for Soft Skills to Be Given the Hard Sell

Jez Anderson | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jez Anderson

The nation's bosses are increasingly looking at the personal qualities candidates can bring to the table, both immediately and in the long term. But just whose responsibility is it to ensure young people don't just place more emphasis on these skills in job applications, but on achieving them in the first place?

What to Do on A-Level Results Day

Alex Dyer | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Approaching results day can be a daunting experience for many students. Sometimes the anxiety and stress of the situation can often effect how you react and respond on the day itself. This article will help you decide on how best to handle whatever is thrown your way on results day.

A Fall in A-Level Top Grades? I'm Glad I Chose the International Baccalaureate

Shanna Engelhardt | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Shanna Engelhardt

As the 300,000 A-level students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their results, the media was quick to announce the fall in the proportion of A-levels awarded top grades, for the second year running.

Judgement Day For A-Level Students

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A frantic day of clearing got underway on Thursday morning as teenagers found out their A-level results. Students across the country are nervously ...

Didn't Get the A-level Results You Needed? Don't Worry Success Doesn't Require a Degree

Jessica Rose | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Rose

I did go to Uni, but not out of a choice or really wanting to, mainly due to social pressures that make every young person feel they should, or have to. As a result I dropped out after 1-year to set up my own business making and selling jewellery, which turned out to be the best decision I ever made.

Calling Universities for Clearing 2013: What to Ask and What to Avoid

John MacLachlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
John MacLachlan

It's that time of year when students the length and breadth of the country wait with baited breath to hear if they have been successful in attaining the necessary grades to get into the university of their choice. For many, the outcome won't be as they had hoped (or expected), in which case, it's time to turn their attentions to Clearing 2013!

University Emails Wrong Exam Results To Thousands Of Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Final year students were left feeling "horrible and nervy" after the University of Liverpool emailed thousands with the wrong exams results, in an inc...

GCSE Re-Sit Results To Be Released

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of pupils across the UK will be experiencing a sickening sense of déjà vu as they prepare to receive their GCSE results for a second time ...

Number Of Teens Scoring 'Good' GCSEs Falls For The First Time In History

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The proportion of teenagers scoring at least five Cs at GCSE including English and maths has fallen for the first time, official figures show, adding ...

Will We See A Repeat Of The GCSE Fiasco?

PA | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of schools saw a large fall in the numbers of pupils scoring at least a C in GCSE English this year, heads said on Friday, as they warned tha...

GCSE Re-sits A 'Gross Injustice'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Headteachers said on Thursday the tens of thousands of students having to re-sit their GCSE English exam next month after a scandal which was not thei...

45,000 Pupils To Resit English GCSEs

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than 45,000 pupils will resit their English GCSEs next month after a scandal over grades. About one in 14 who took the exam will resit, accord...

Lawyers Muscle In On GCSE Fiasco As Ofqual Vows To Fight

PA | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Lawyers for an education alliance taking action over the GCSE English fiasco are due to meet on Wednesday to discuss their next move. The meeting c...

Legal Action Over GCSEs Loom As Ofqual Vows To Defend Decisions

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Legal action over this summer's GCSE English exams has moved a step closer with exams regulator Ofqual vowing to "rigorously defend" its decisions. ...

It Is 'Irresponsible And Mistaken' To Re-Grade GCSE Papers, Says Gove

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove has admitted there "are things we could have done" to prevent the GCSE grading debacle, as well as launching an attack on the Welsh Gover...

Gove To Get A Grilling Over GCSE Row

PA | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Education Secretary Michael Gove will appear before MPs on Wednesday as the row over GCSE English grades descended into farce. A Welsh exam board h...

GCSE Grade Boundaries Row: What Happened And When

PA | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

SEE ALSO: GCSE Grading Problems 'Were Identified Three Years Ago', But Ofqual Failed To Act GCSE Fiasco Has Had 'Serious Impact On Perception Of...

'We Would Have Forced Edexcel To Change Grade Boundaries,' Says Ofqual Chief

PA | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ofqual boss Glenys Stacey admitted on Tuesday she would have forced one of England's biggest exam boards to alter its GCSE English boundaries to avoid...

Is Ofqual Putting Statistics Before Students?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ofqual has come under fire for its treatment of students who have been affected by the rise in GCSE grade boundaries, but its chief insisted curbing g...

GCSE Fiasco Has A 'Serious Impact On Perceptions Of Fairness', Admits Ofqual

PA | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The GCSE English grading fiasco has had a "serious impact on perceptions of fairness", Ofqual admitted on Tuesday. The exams regulator said it reco...

Class Act

PA | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A girls' boarding school today topped an A-level league table for the fifth year in a row. Wycombe Abbey in Buckinghamshire took the first spot aga...