Suspensions for violence in schools on the increase

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Fifty children aged five to 11 are sent home on average each day because they have assaulted an adult. That’s 11,420 suspensions for physical assault against an adult in English state-funded primary schools in the year 2013/14, according to the Department for Education, while 240 pupils received permanent exclusions for physically assaulting adults. This is... Read more »

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GCSE Mathematics: lifting the lid on exam entries and performance

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GCSE Mathematics is a compulsory subject in all schools, and as a result no less than 760,000 students were receiving their GCSE results in August 2013. Passing this particular exam is so fundamental to finding employment, or entering further or higher education courses later on, that many students will re-sit the exam within each academic... Read more »

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Technology in the classroom – an ongoing debate

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There have been some interesting articles in the media recently concerning the use of technology in the classroom. It’s been sparked by a study which found that large investment in classroom technology and frequent use of technology in lessons has created poorer results in English, Maths and Science. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)... Read more »

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What to expect from GCSE Engineering

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GCSE Engineering is a practical subject perfect for students who prefer a more hands-on approach to learning. This vocational GCSE will provide you with a taste of the real working world as well as an opportunity to explore the engineering sector, so you can figure out whether it’s right for you. If you are eager to... Read more »

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Is it possible to alleviate some of the pressure in schools?

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We regularly hear about pressure within the school system. An article in the papers last weekend outlined a very sad report about the increasing pressure caused by tests, exams and Ofsted methods of assessment, placed upon our children and schools. The report from the National Union of Teachers says that teachers are seeing unparalleled levels... Read more »

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