Education

Dundee college to post-mortem an alien

Picture copyright Norrie Millar Picture caption An illustration impressed by HG Wells’ work Conflict Of The Worlds Dundee College is to undertake an “alien post-mortem” to mark the 150th anniversary of HG Wells’ start. Prof Sue Black will conduct the post-mortem on a mannequin of an alien primarily based on Wells’ imaginative and prescient of how clever life may need advanced on Mars. The occasion will have fun the creator’s

Wirral teen celebrates 9 A* grades and has College Problem hopes

Picture caption Daniel Lawson has acquired 9 A* grades – seven this yr and two in earlier years A young person from Wirral is celebrating breaking his college’s file by attaining 9 A* grades at A-level. Daniel Lawson, 18, from West Kirby achieved A* grades in Maths, Additional Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and an Prolonged Challenge Qualification. He added these to A*’s he achieved final yr in Computing and Enterprise

Physique picture ‘an issue for boys’, says promoting suppose tank

Picture copyright Thinkstock Picture caption Nearly 1 / 4 of the boys polled believed there was such a factor as a “good” male physique Consuming issues, weight-reduction plan and excessive exercising are as a lot of an issue for UK secondary faculty boys as for ladies, suggests a survey. Of greater than 1,000 eight- to 18-year-old boys polled, 55% would take into account altering their weight-reduction plan to look higher.

Greater than a 3rd of feminine college students ‘have psychological well being issues’

Picture copyright lekcej Picture caption Despair was the most typical psychological sickness skilled One in three feminine college students within the UK has a psychological well being drawback, a survey suggests. This in contrast with a couple of fifth of male undergraduates, the YouGov survey of 1,061 college students discovered. General, some 27% of the scholars mentioned that they had a psychological well being drawback. This rose to 45% amongst

Particular wants pupils lack essential help, ballot suggests

Picture copyright Thinkstock Picture caption Kids with much less advanced particular wants might be ignored below the brand new system, says the ATL Too many pupils with particular academic wants and disabilities in England lack essential help, a ballot of schooling employees suggests. Greater than 80% of just about 600 employees, who responded to an Affiliation of Academics and Lecturers ballot, mentioned some pupils have been being failed. Ministers ought

Youth companies heading in the direction of collapse, says union

Picture copyright Thinkstock Picture caption Youth companies assist younger individuals lead constructive lives UK youth companies are heading for collapse, analysis into the size of council cuts since 2012 has prompt. Some 600 youth centres have been shut, three,650 youth employees have misplaced their jobs, and 139,000 youth locations have been axed, the report for Unison says. And knowledge from 180 councils warns of extra cuts forward, and suggests the

Corporations supplied £2,000 incentive to tackle apprentices

Picture copyright Thinkstock Employers in England are being supplied an additional £2,000 to tackle youngsters, care leavers and people with particular schooling wants as apprentices. Beneath the plans, small companies can be subsidised with 90% of the prices of offering apprenticeships. Bigger corporations can be required to contribute zero.5% of their payroll to the brand new apprenticeships scheme from 2017. Employers group the CBI mentioned corporations have been able to

Scotland’s Youngsters’s Panels launch recruitment drive

A drive has been launched to enroll 500 volunteers as Youngsters’s Panel members. Recruiters are notably searching for extra functions from youthful folks to assist assist a few of Scotland’s most susceptible youngsters. They are saying they could be higher in a position to relate to these they’re attempting to assist. The Youngsters’s Panel system goals to assist susceptible kids who get into hassle, usually because of having suffered neglect

Academics urged to submit GCSE and A-level questions

Picture caption The examination board desires difficult inquiries to be submitted Academics are to be requested to submit difficult GCSE and A-level examination questions by a key examination board, the Occasions Academic Complement experiences. Cambridge Evaluation, which owns OCR, hopes for “thousands and thousands of questions”, with one of the best showing on examination papers in England inside the subsequent 5 years. OCR would test all inquiries to see they’re

Dad and mom ‘struggling’ to entry free childcare

A report carried out by a marketing campaign group has revealed some mother and father are struggling to entry the childcare they’re entitled to. The findings come from a report printed by Honest Funding for Our Children. In 2014, the Scottish authorities elevated entitlement to free childcare for 3 to five-year-olds from 475 to 600 hours per 12 months. A Scottish authorities spokeswoman stated 2015 statistics confirmed “97% registration” for