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Exams remain 'best way' to guarantee standards, experts say

9th August 2021
The Commission on School Reform says coursework is important but exams guarantee consistent standards.

Exams 2021: 'Will they take our Covid grades seriously?'

8th August 2021
It's been a stressful few months for the thousands of young people waiting for their exam results.

Cash prize jackpot offered for double-jabbed students

7th August 2021
A university hopes to boost Covid jab take-up among students by offering £5,000 cash prizes.

University clearing may be 'much more competitive' this year - Ucas boss

7th August 2021
"It's still a good year for clearing," says the admissions service boss, ahead of results day next week.

'Only way you'll get to Oxford is on a bus'

6th August 2021
Social mobility campaigner Sir Peter Lampl worries about the lack of fair opportunity for young people.

'Bumper year' for top A-level grades predicted

6th August 2021
Results could see very high grades this year, which could put pressure on some university courses.

GCSEs 2021: The 9-1 grading system explained

5th August 2021
Teenagers will receive their GCSE results on 12 August.

Covid: Jabs for 16 and 17-year-olds to start within weeks

4th August 2021
The change in guidance from the UK's vaccine experts affects around 1.4 million teenagers.

A-levels 2021: When do results come out?

4th August 2021
For the second year running, pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have not taken the exams.

Covid vaccine not to be compulsory for university lectures

31st July 2021
Ministers are no longer considering making two doses mandatory for students in England, the BBC learns.

Cambridge University: Stormzy and HSBC fund 30 black students

29th July 2021
The grime musician is helping finance a further 30 students at the world-renowned university.

Covid: University students could be told jabs are required - Raab

29th July 2021
There will be "advance warning" if vaccines become compulsory for halls, the foreign secretary says.

Global education summit targets pandemic-hit schooling

29th July 2021
A summit in London is raising aid to support 175 million children in the poorest countries.

'Reckless' to scrap BTecs, educators warn

29th July 2021
The government is urged to rethink its plans to introduce new technical qualifications in England.

Richer parents pressured teachers on exam grades

29th July 2021
"Sharp-elbowed" parents have been chasing better grades in this year's replacement exams, says study.

MPs call for national register of home-educated children

27th July 2021
They say the government must "get a grip" on the number of children taught at home in England.

National Adoption Strategy: £48m to improve services in England

26th July 2021
A new National Adoption Strategy aims to enhance support to families and end a postcode lottery.

'Ghost school' with no students for a second year

23rd July 2021
English language schools warn they are on the "brink of collapse" after two summers without students.

Parents' fears over sexting and abuse among teenagers

23rd July 2021
A mother and a father reveal their shock at learning of their children's experiences of online sex.

Daily contact testing in schools cuts absences, study finds

23rd July 2021
A study in 200 English secondary schools and colleges found very few infections in close contacts of cases.


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