Overhaul England’s ‘slim’ A-levels, says prime scientist

Picture copyright Royal Society Picture caption A-levels are too slim and should not instructing pupils the abilities they want for the long run, says Prof Sir Venki Ramakrishnan England’s A-levels are among the many narrowest higher secondary techniques on this planet and wish radical change, the president of the Royal Society will say in a speech on Tuesday. Nobel prize winner Prof Sir Venki Ramakrishnan needs an unbiased assessment of

Orthodontist journeys for north youngsters ‘affecting exams’

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption NHS Highland says there’s a scarcity of orthodontists throughout Scotland Youngsters in elements of Caithness and Sutherland are having to make 200 mile-long (322 km) spherical journeys for orthodontic remedy in Inverness. The dental care isn’t accessible on the NHS within the areas. Campaigners declare 950 orthodontic appointments annually concerned native younger folks, and the journeys had an affect on their examination revision time.

We’re not lazy, we simply want extra sleep, say pupils

Picture caption Folks weren’t awake sufficient for his or her GCSEs, remembers sixth former Leah As MPs prepare to debate a petition for schools to start at 10:00, youngsters inform the BBC about their very own experiences with early faculty begins. It takes 100,00zero signatures to set off a Parliamentary debate and this one, saying early faculty begins make pupils “so drained”, has gained 180,00zero. “I keep in mind how

Pointless GCSEs ought to be scrapped, says senior MP

Picture copyright Getty Pictures GCSEs ought to be scrapped and A-levels ought to be changed by a mixture of tutorial and vocational topics, says Robert Halfon, chairman of the Training Choose Committee. His radical rewriting of England’s examination system is designed to offer younger folks a wider vary of abilities for his or her working lives. The previous Tory minister says GCSEs for 16-year-olds have turn out to be “pointless”.

Easton and Otley Faculty wants ‘swift motion’, commissioner says

Picture copyright Google Picture caption Inspectors discovered there was “inadequate progress” on the school A rural greater training school, given two consecutive insufficient scores by inspectors, nonetheless has “an excessive amount of poor instructing”, a report stated. Easton & Otley Faculty, which has campuses in Norfolk and Suffolk, gives programs in agriculture and engineering. An intervention evaluation by the Additional Training Commissioner (FEC) stated “very swift motion” was wanted. The

Charles Darwin faculty musical dropped after complaints

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption Charles Darwin is the founder of contemporary evolutionary research A college has axed a musical on evolution over its suggestive lyrics and portrayal of Christian views. Darwin Rocks, concerning the scientist Charles Darwin, was because of be carried out by about 90 pupils at Hartford Manor Main Faculty, Cheshire, subsequent month. The transfer follows six “expressions of concern” from mother and father, the varsity

Lack of native papers imply aged ring MP for information

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Aged individuals are so starved of knowledge after the closure of native papers, an MP has mentioned, they’re calling his workplace for information updates. Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow in Essex, mentioned many older individuals didn’t have entry to on-line information and had been left “remoted” when papers shut down. “I used to be amazed to have aged residents ringing my workplace to say would I

The stay-at-home little children of the housing disaster

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption Shifting in or shifting out? One million extra younger adults within the UK reside with their mother and father than have been 20 years in the past, analysis suggests. 1 / 4 of 20- to 34-year-olds achieve this, the examine, by assume tank Civitas, says. This rises to 41% in London, the place housing is costliest, however falls the place it’s least expensive –

Row over plans to construct college close to RAF Lakenheath

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption RAF Lakenheath is dwelling to the US Air Drive’s 48th Fighter Wing A dispute over plans to construct a college below the flight path of RAF jets in Suffolk is to go the Excessive Courtroom. Suffolk County Council authorized plans for a 420-place major college to satisfy demand from new housing near the RAF airbase at Lakenheath. Nonetheless, parish councillors are difficult the transfer,

Ministers accused of stress over instructor recruits

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Trainer coaching suppliers have accused the federal government of “reducing the bar” on instructor recruitment to beat England’s scarcity within the classroom. Trainer trainers have come below stress from officers to “justify” choices to reject candidates. Emma Hollis, head of the Nationwide Affiliation of College-Primarily based Trainer Trainers, mentioned making it simpler to get into instructing was not the reply. The federal government mentioned that recruitment