Sixth form

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Inspecting the inspectors: students assess Ofsted regime’s toll on wellbeing
Sixth-formers propose alternatives after showing how visits cause stress for pupils as well as teachers

Fiona Millar

29, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Replace A-levels to combat ‘academic snobbery’, says Royal Society president
Young people need broader range of skills to create more equal society, says Sir Adrian Smith

Richard Adams, Education editor

28, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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2022 hardest year ‘in living memory’ to enter UK medical school
Heads say government must increase number of doctor trainee places to avoid NHS ‘disaster’ in 10 years’ time

Anna Fazackerley

22, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Students make it to exams on time despite rail strike
Pupils resorted to sleepovers, ride-shares and lifts from teachers as hundreds of thousands took GCSE and A-level exams on first day of strike

Richard Adams Education editor

21, Jun, 2022 @5:27 PM

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Thousands of good A-level students won’t get top university offer
Students predicted three Bs face struggle as competition grows for places at elite institutions

Anna Fazackerley

19, Jun, 2022 @5:15 AM

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Offer rate for A-level students applying to top universities falls to 55%
Universities looking to stabilise numbers after Covid surge, says Ucas, while grappling with increase in number of 18-year-olds

Sally Weale Education correspondent

15, Jun, 2022 @3:20 PM

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First post-Covid school leavers face fight for fewer university places
Parents and teachers say some students predicted to gain A* grades are being rejected after a surge in applications

Sally Weale, Rachel Hall and Richard Adams

11, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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How an Oxfordshire school created its own enriching baccalaureate
Wood Green school is pioneering a new approach that aims to reward pupils for debating skills, teamwork and community service as well as academic success

Fiona Millar

14, May, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Exam stress: how to help children cope with GCSEs and A-levels
Tips for parents and carers include talking openly, helping them relax, and creating revision routines

Sally Weale Education correspondent

06, May, 2022 @8:29 AM

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Pupils in England showing high anxiety in run-up to GCSEs and A-levels, teachers say
Reports of panic attacks, anger, self-harm and disengagement before first exams in three years since Covid

Sally Weale Education correpondent

06, May, 2022 @8:29 AM

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Start GCSE and A-level revision in Easter holidays to reduce stress, say teachers
With some exams just five weeks away after year of disruption for students, experts say early revision can help

Richard Adams Education editor

10, Apr, 2022 @1:57 PM

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Student loan changes in England will cost middle earners £30k, analysis says
IFS says from 2023, expected future earnings will be crucial in deciding whether to take gap year

Richard Adams Education editor

08, Apr, 2022 @2:34 PM

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