Additional Science: Mind the science gender gap

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The provision of science study at GCSE level in schools is enough to make one’s brain hurt, and questions on the internet show some students are slightly baffled too when trying to pick out which revision guides they should be following. The options are to take a single ‘science’ GCSE which combines chemistry, biology and... Read more »

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Are schools doing enough to promote good mental health?

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Recently, UK schools have started introducing Mindfulness classes, in order to ‘help teenagers’ mental fitness’. Although there is little empirical evidence to prove that exercises such as these make any difference, it is still early days. The classes are being treated as an experiment to see if these mindfulness exercises can protect young people from... Read more »

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Worry over cuts to FE colleges

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There have been several articles in the news over the last month or two reporting the cuts to funding for Colleges of Further Education. The government’s review of Further Education Colleges is causing concern among students, parents and other learners who use FE colleges instead of school. These colleges have often been frowned upon as... Read more »

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Don’t base your view of Home Schooling on what you read in the news!

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There has been a surge in interest in home education recently and increase in the number of families turning to this option in place of school. So there have been varying reports in the media. Unfortunately, media coverage of home education can be misleading. This is because it is usually based around misinformed dramatics, the... Read more »

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Can we educate against hate?

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You may have seen in the news that a new website has been launched by the government called Educate Against Hate. This is an approach by Nicky Morgan to counteract extremism and radicalisation, both very sensitive issues featured in the news fairly frequently recently, and to give parents, teachers and educators advice on protecting children... Read more »

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