Education

Overseas languages A-level hunch blamed on cuts

Picture copyright Oko_SwanOmurphy Picture caption Entries to French A-levels dropped by 6.four% A pointy decline in entries to fashionable international language A-levels has been blamed by head academics on extreme funding pressures. Entries to A-levels in French have dropped by 6.four% from final 12 months, in German by four.2% and in Spanish by 2.7%. Malcolm Trobe of the ASCL heads’ union mentioned colleges and faculties have been discovering it onerous

Document college provides as high A-level grades slip

Picture copyright PA Picture caption It is also an enormous day for folks as their kids discover out their outcomes Document numbers of UK college locations have been provided – as A-level outcomes present a marginal fall in high grades for the fifth successive 12 months. The proportion of A* and A grades was 25.eight%, down by zero.1% on final 12 months. The cross price of 98.1% remained the identical.

Sturgeon launches college studying problem

Picture copyright Donald MacLeod Picture caption Ms Sturgeon launched the problem alongside pupils from South Morningside Major College Nicola Sturgeon has challenged pupils throughout Scotland to learn from an inventory of 100 books as a part of a drive to enhance literacy. The First Minister’s Reading Challenge is designed to encourage youngsters to learn for pleasure and develop a life-long love of books. The initiative is supported by the Scottish

File college gives now three% larger than final 12 months

Picture copyright PA Picture caption Faculty college students ready to gather their outcomes on Thursday The variety of individuals provided locations at UK universities has now hit a document 442,900 – three% up on 2015, official figures present. Round 19,000 of these have had their college and school locations confirmed since midnight on A-level day, says the admissions service Ucas. To date, over 14,000 have been accepted by way of

College clearing 2016 ‘the busiest ever’, says Ucas

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption The deadline for making use of to school is 20 September A report 33,000 college students have discovered college locations via clearing since final week’s A-level outcomes day, says the admissions service Ucas. This determine is up 13% on the identical interval final 12 months and brings the whole variety of folks with greater training locations this 12 months to virtually 468,000. Total, virtually

‘Extra Rio medal winners had been state-school educated’

Picture copyright PA Picture caption Biking gold medallists Jason Kenny and Laura Trott each went to complete faculties The proportion of Workforce GB medal winners who had been state-school educated has grown since London 2012, says an schooling charity. Slightly below a 3rd (32%) of Workforce GB’s medal winners went to non-public college, down from 36% 4 years in the past, suggests evaluation by the Sutton Belief. The brand new