A history of argument

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History remains a very popular subject at GCSE – over a third of students took it in 2013, some 260,000 of them. It stays in the top ten of chosen subjects, perhaps because it is one of the compulsory national curriculum subjects at Key Stage 3, and so it’s a logical progression to take it... Read more »

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Changing schools to academies

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There has been much coverage in the news about the government making all schools into academies and the re-emergence of Grammar schools. Academy status means that schools as we know them now; overseen and funded by councils,  will instead have their funding go directly from the government to private bodies, independently of councils, and these... Read more »

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TEDx: A peek into the classroom of tomorrow

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Those of you that enjoy TEDx may have come across an interesting video by Louise-Amélie Cougnon from UC Louvain, who tells us how she sees the Classroom of Tomorrow. We are pleased to Louise-Amélie to share some of her ideas with us. Over to Louise-Amélie: I have always been tightly linked to education. I come from a family  of women... Read more »

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Learning ICT – how useful is it?

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In a world where technology is a second nature to most teenagers, some parents and pupils are beginning to question the relevance of ICT. Many students find themselves being taught things they’ve either known for years or can pick up within fifteen minutes, meaning that some can become bored and disillusioned with the subject. However,... Read more »

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Do we need to take a closer look at how Physical Education is being taught?

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In a world where students are constantly being warned about employability, the terrible job market and house prices, other crucial aspects of education have been falling by the wayside. Regardless of employability concerns, we should still be investing time and money in a subject that improves the health, concentration and confidence of all students, regardless... Read more »

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