Nurses are the most trusted profession in the UK

  • December 8th, 2016
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A poll has revealed nurses have been named the most trusted profession in the UK. The results showed 93% of the 1,019 participants would ‘generally trust’ a nurse, compared to 91% for doctors and 88% for teachers. This is the first time that nurses were included in the Ipsos MORI Veracity Index’s annual survey. Participants […]

Report shows converting primary schools into academies does not improve results

  • November 24th, 2016
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A study by the London School of Economics has shown converting primary schools into academies has not resulted in higher performance rates. The study used the national pupil database and examined the test results of the 270 primary schools that converted to academy status between 2010 and 2012. Test scores from 2007 to 2014 for […]

Record number of students get university places on A-Level Results Day

  • August 18th, 2016
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Record numbers of students are celebrating getting a UK university place today. The proportion of A* and A grades was 25.8%, down by 0.1% on last year. The pass rate of 98.1% however, remained the same. UCAS say 424,000 places have been offered, which is an increase of 3% from last year’s results day. Thousands […]

The New 9-1 GCSE Measure

  • June 14th, 2016
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This year’s year 11 students will be the last to receive A-G grades for their GCSE results following government reforms. In 2012, the then Education Secretary, Michael Gove, announced changes to GCSEs and A levels to make them ‘rigorous and more knowledge-based and to match the qualifications used in the best education systems in the […]