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GCSE results: Half a million pupils to get their grades

GCSE results: Half a million pupils to get their grades By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter 24 August 2017 From the section Education & Family Image copyright PA Image caption Under pressure: Candidates have been sitting some new, tougher exams in England and Wales More than half a million GCSE students are receiving their results, amid changes meaning a new numerical grading system and tougher exams in England. More than 10,000 candidates are set to get the top grade 9 in each of the three new O-level style GCSE subjects; English, English literature and maths. The percentage of...

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GCSEs ‘need tougher pass mark to catch international rivals’

GCSEs ‘need tougher pass mark to catch international rivals’ By Sean Coughlan Education correspondent 23 August 2017 From the section Education & Family Image copyright PA Image caption Teenagers will be getting results from new-style GCSE exams this week Pass marks for GCSEs in England need to be pushed upwards to catch up with high performing education systems in Asia, say researchers from the Education Policy Institute. GCSE results are being changed to grades 9 to 1, with the first such grades to be published this week. But there will be two different pass marks – grade 4 as...

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Prison visiting rules punish children, says charity

Prison visiting rules punish children, says charity By Judith Burns Education reporter 23 August 2017 From the section Education & Family Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Barnardo’s says children are suffering from not seeing their fathers. Children whose fathers are in jail are being punished by rules which limit visits if prisoners do not behave well enough, says Barnardo’s. “It’s very hard on the children,” said one mother, whose partner was jailed for 21 months when their son was two. The charity says the rules, which apply in England and Wales, are cruel and it wants them scrapped....

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Two MPs quit Bath University roles over vice-chancellor’s pay deal

Two MPs quit Bath University roles over vice-chancellor’s pay deal 22 August 2017 From the section Somerset Image caption Labour’s Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy and MP for Stroud David Drew both confirmed they are standing down Two further MPs are to quit their roles at the University of Bath in protest over the vice-chancellor’s “unjustifiable” pay. Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell earns £451,000 a year and is the highest paid vice-chancellor in the country. Labour’s Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy and MP for Stroud David Drew both confirmed they are standing down. Andrew Murrison, MP for South West Wiltshire,...

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More graduates leave Wales than arrive, report says

More graduates leave Wales than arrive, report says 22 August 2017 From the section Wales politics comments Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProf Andrew Henley said the figures “would be consistent with a brain drain” Governments and employers should invest more in jobs for graduates, former university leader Prof Sir Deian Hopkin has said. It comes as a report revealed more graduates left Wales than arrived between 2013 and 2016. The proportion of graduates in jobs that do not require a degree was also higher than other nations or regions. The Welsh Government said its retention...

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