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14 to 19 education in the UK


Record number of students off to university after undergrad cap raised

Posted on | August 15, 2014 | 196 Comments

Higher proportion of sixth formers go into further education, including more women and students from deprived areas

Record numbers of British 18-year-olds including rising numbers of women and students from deprived areas are on their way to university this year, with more selective universities taking in greater numbers of undergraduates.

As of Friday, 412,170 people had had their place at university or college confirmed, a rise of 3% from last year, although there had been a drop in the numbers using the clearing process which matches applicants still looking for a place with unfilled university courses because of universities making more early or unconditional offers.

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Record number of students off to university after undergrad cap lifted

Posted on | August 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

Higher proportion of sixth formers go into further education, including more women and students from deprived areas

Record numbers of British 18-year-olds including rising numbers of women and students from deprived areas are on their way to university this year, with more selective universities taking in greater numbers of undergraduates.

As of Friday, 412,170 people had had their place at university or college confirmed, a rise of 3% from last year, although there had been a drop in the numbers using the clearing process which matches applicants still looking for a place with unfilled university courses because of universities making more early or unconditional offers.

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Record number of students off to university after undergrad cap lifted

Posted on | August 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

Higher proportion of sixth formers go into further education, including more women and students from deprived areas

Record numbers of British 18-year-olds including rising numbers of women and students from deprived areas are on their way to university this year, with more selective universities taking in greater numbers of undergraduates.

As of Friday, 412,170 people had had their place at university or college confirmed, a rise of 3% from last year, although there had been a drop in the numbers using the clearing process which matches applicants still looking for a place with unfilled university courses because of universities making more early or unconditional offers.

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A-level results: pass rate drops but record numbers win university places

Posted on | August 14, 2014 | No Comments

Rise in popularity of maths and science as savvy students target places and Michael Gove’s education changes take effect

Maths has overtaken English for the first time as the most popular A-level, as part of a revival of traditional academic subjects favoured by universities and promoted by Michael Gove’s education changes.

Exam board officials attributed the shift which included significant increases in the proportion of students taking chemistry and physics to "savvy students" aiming to secure places by following the list of subjects promoted by leading universities, as well as being encouraged by government policies.

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A-level results: pass rate drops but record numbers win university places

Posted on | August 14, 2014 | No Comments

Rise in popularity of maths and science as savvy students target places and Michael Gove’s education changes take effect

Maths has overtaken English for the first time as the most popular A-level, as part of a revival of traditional academic subjects favoured by universities and promoted by Michael Gove’s education changes.

Exam board officials attributed the shift which included significant increases in the proportion of students taking chemistry and physics to "savvy students" aiming to secure places by following the list of subjects promoted by leading universities, as well as being encouraged by government policies.

Continue reading…

A-level results: pass rate drops but record numbers win university places

Posted on | August 14, 2014 | No Comments

Rise in popularity of maths and science as savvy students target places and Michael Gove’s education changes take effect

Maths has overtaken English for the first time as the most popular A-level, as part of a revival of traditional academic subjects favoured by universities and promoted by Michael Gove’s education changes.

Exam board officials attributed the shift which included significant increases in the proportion of students taking chemistry and physics to "savvy students" aiming to secure places by following the list of subjects promoted by leading universities, as well as being encouraged by government policies.

Continue reading…

A-level results: pass rate drops but record numbers win university places

Posted on | August 14, 2014 | No Comments

Rise in popularity of maths and science as savvy students target places and Michael Gove’s education changes take effect

Maths has overtaken English for the first time as the most popular A-level, as part of a revival of traditional academic subjects favoured by universities and promoted by Michael Gove’s education changes.

Exam board officials attributed the shift which included significant increases in the proportion of students taking chemistry and physics to "savvy students" aiming to secure places by following the list of subjects promoted by leading universities, as well as being encouraged by government policies.

Continue reading…

A-level results: pass rate drops but record numbers win university places

Posted on | August 14, 2014 | No Comments

Rise in popularity of maths and science as savvy students target places and Michael Gove’s education changes take effect

Maths has overtaken English for the first time as the most popular A-level, as part of a revival of traditional academic subjects favoured by universities and promoted by Michael Gove’s education changes.

Exam board officials attributed the shift which included significant increases in the proportion of students taking chemistry and physics to "savvy students" aiming to secure places by following the list of subjects promoted by leading universities, as well as being encouraged by government policies.

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A-level and GCSE exam grades will not be ‘fiddled’, watchdog tells parents

Posted on | August 7, 2014 | 339 Comments

Ofqual seeks to allay anxiety by saying that there will be no manipulation of grade boundaries to disguise effect of changes

Ofqual has sought to reassure parents in an open letter that A-level and GCSE results will not be "fiddled" to iron out the effects of changes to the exams brought in this year.

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The value and rigour of Functional Skills

Posted on | March 18, 2014 | Comments Off

The value and rigour of Functional Skills

The 2013 Functional Skills Annual Survey was completed by more than 400 respondents in the sector.  The results reveal very substantial (and growing) support for Functional Skills.  In the light of the GCSE vs FS discussion above, we thought it would be worthwhile repeating the results of the survey.

Very

Confident

Somewhat

Confident

Not very

Confident

Not at all

Confident

Functional Skills is a rigorous qualification

36%

54%

9%

1%

Functional Skills is a valuable qualification

44%

43%

10%

2%

I’m fully prepared and trained to deliver FS

50%

38%

9%

3%

Learners enjoy taking Functional Skills

17%

48%

26%

9%

Tutors enjoy teaching Functional Skills

22%

48%

23%

8%

The overwhelming evidence is that Functional Skills is rigorous (90% agree), valuable (87%) enjoyable (68%) with 88% of respondents feeling fully prepared and trained in delivery.

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