Education

Further education college faces insolvency

Image caption Hadlow College was brought back from the brink of closure in 2002 A struggling college has requested to be put into educational administration, in the first application of its kind. The Hadlow Group, which runs Hadlow College in Kent, is being investigated over financial irregularities. If the request is granted next week, the […]

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Careers lessons push up GCSE grades

Image copyright Getty Images Teenagers taught about the world of work are more motivated to get higher GCSE results, say researchers. A careers charity study found pupils who heard directly from employers about the realities of getting a job went on to get better grades. It also seemed to provide the incentive for increased revision. […]

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Malvern St James Girls’ School taught wrong exam book

Image copyright GoogleImage caption The school has apologised “wholeheartedly” for the mix-up Students at a £37,000-a-year independent girls school were taught the wrong text for their exam. Pupils at Malvern St James Girls’ School, in Worcestershire, realised the error while sitting the IGCSE English literature exam on 15 May. Headmistress Olivera Raraty apologised “wholeheartedly” for […]

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WJEC apology after GCSE computer science exam problem

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The WJEC has said no pupil will be disadvantaged by the issue An apology has been made to GCSE pupils after a “technical issue” affected their computer science exam. Parents complained problems meant the start was delayed while pupils could not answer one of the questions. It is unclear how […]

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Prescribing deer dung and pigeon slippers

Image copyright Wellcome CollectionImage caption Simon Forman courted public attention with his mix of medicine, magic and astrology What would you do if you thought your children had turned into “rats and mice”? Or if you had the “French disease”? Or had trouble with witches? In 16th Century England, you might have visited two celebrity […]