Unis must stop unconditional offers in virus confusion
23/03/2020 | news | education | 65
Universities warned not to put pressure on anxious applicants after A-levels cancelled.
Many schools 'will not be able to open past Friday'
16/03/2020 | news | education | 3,273
Many schools will not be able to stay open past the end of the week, says a head teachers' leader.
Keeping schools open 'best course of action'
11/03/2020 | news | education | 1,539
Head teachers back schools being kept open but ask for exams advice for worried parents.
Bad local transport linked to failing schools
02/03/2020 | news | education | 242
Schools in areas with worse public transport seem to have lower results, research suggests.
Coronavirus: Schools told no delays so far to exams
02/03/2020 | news | education | 35
Exam watchdog tells schools to prepare for summer exam season as usual.
Uni admissions could scrap use of predicted grades
26/02/2020 | news | education | 64
Applications to university could switch to after pupils get their A-level results, says watchdog.
Call to scrap 'elitist' Oxford application fee
18/02/2020 | news | education | 99
Oxford University faces accusations of unfairness over the cost of applying for courses.
Plug pulled on 5,000 post-GCSE qualifications
12/02/2020 | news | education | 337
Many courses with few or no students will be scrapped as ministers prepare for T-levels in England.
Inactive children 'more likely to get depressed'
12/02/2020 | news | education | 59
People of all ages should be encouraged to be less sedentary, a study suggests.
Secondary school tables: How did your school do?
30/01/2020 | news | education | 768
Use the BBC News postcode search to see how your school has done in this year's secondary league tables.
Most children sleep with mobile phone beside bed
29/01/2020 | news | education | 405
The devices are "dominating" the lives of young people, says research.
Dissatisfaction with democracy 'at record high'
28/01/2020 | news | education | 439
A global study warns of rising levels of discontent with democracy, particularly in the UK and US.
Top universities told to widen access to places
28/01/2020 | news | education | 118
The admissions gap between wealthier and poorer students should half in five years, a watchdog says.
Parlez-vous français? Not if you're a boy
23/01/2020 | news | education | 104
A study suggests girls are more than twice as likely as boys to pass a GCSE in a foreign language.
Super-rich elites making London 'off-limits'
21/01/2020 | news | education | 113
Moving to London is unaffordable for those from poorer backgrounds, says social mobility report.
Young people's career aspirations 'disconnected'
21/01/2020 | news | education | 456
Five times as many want to work in art, entertainment and sport as there are jobs, a study suggests.
'Grade inflation' in top degree grades stopping
16/01/2020 | news | education | 330
The sharp rise in first class degrees from universities has stalled after pressure from ministers.
Outstanding schools to face inspections again
09/01/2020 | news | education | 52
The exemption on inspections for outstanding schools is set to be scrapped.
Ofsted offers to help 400 'stuck schools'
07/01/2020 | news | education | 54
Inspectors call for new freedom to inspect struggling schools without publishing a judgement.
Warning over 'fake' apprenticeship courses
02/01/2020 | news | education | 221
Apprenticeship funding worth £1.2bn has been spent on low-quality training, says report.
Universities warned over student 'sales pitches'
18/12/2019 | news | education | 41
The Office for Students also raises concerns about "conditional unconditional" offers of places.
'Target extra cash to schools in the red'
18/12/2019 | news | education | 42
Ministers should target extra cash for schools to those "in most financial need", a think tank says.
'Conditional unconditional' offers on the rise
16/12/2019 | news | education | 49
One in four university applicants received a "conditional unconditional" offer this year - but fewer accept them.
Primary league tables: How did your school do?
11/12/2019 | news | education | 112
New primary school league table data for England has been published by the Department for Education.
Parent school donations 'exacerbating inequality'
10/12/2019 | news | education | 64
In 2017-18, the average school in London raised £43,000 from donations. In Yorkshire, it was about £13,300.
New GCSEs 'widen gap between rich and poor'
04/12/2019 | news | education | 236
Grades for poorer pupils fell by just over a quarter of a grade across nine subjects compared to their peers - study.
Young people 'panicky' when denied mobile phones
28/11/2019 | news | education | 49
Psychiatrists warn a quarter of young people have addictive behaviour towards their smartphones.
Half of students get degree place with lower grades
27/11/2019 | news | education | 63
Admissions service, Ucas, says 49% of 18-year-olds were accepted with lower grades than those advertised.
UK improving in international school rankings
26/11/2019 | news | education | 343
The UK moves upwards in global school league tables - but with low levels of life satisfaction.
Good grades and a desk 'key for university hopes'
14/11/2019 | news | education | 127
High parental expectations and being happy at school are also important factors, a study suggests.
Pointless work meetings 'really a form of therapy'
14/11/2019 | news | education | 249
More managerial jobs generate more meetings, but they are not about making decisions, says a study.
Children 'less active over the primary years'
12/11/2019 | news | education | 61
Between the ages of six and 11, children became 17 minutes less active per week every year - study.
Labour promises free jobs retraining for adults
11/11/2019 | news | education | 1,530
Labour pledges a £3bn increase in adult education investment to update skills for work.
Students more likely to vote tactically on Brexit
06/11/2019 | news | education | 579
Student voters are ready to target support over Brexit, research suggests.
Nativity play warning over school polling stations
06/11/2019 | news | education | 403
Schools should not be used as places to vote in case it disrupts Christmas plays, says minister.
Universal credit adverts banned as 'misleading'
05/11/2019 | news | education | 184
The Advertising Standards Agency bans adverts claiming people found work faster on universal credit.
Universities 'undermined by overseas autocracies'
05/11/2019 | news | education | 56
MPs warn academic freedom in the UK is under pressure from autocracies.
French and German GCSE to get 'easier grading'
04/11/2019 | news | education | 50
French and German GCSEs in 2020 will have their grading made easier by up to half a grade says the regulator Ofqual.
Student housing told to fix 'awful' problems
29/10/2019 | news | education | 52
The universities minister holds a summit over failures in student accommodation.
Would student vote go missing in December election?
29/10/2019 | news | education | 288
Would the term times of universities have an impact on a pre-Christmas general election?
Pupil background 'should be part of league tables'
28/10/2019 | news | education | 200
Ethnicity, free school meals and special needs should be factored in, Bristol University research says.
Career ambitions 'already limited by age of seven'
14/10/2019 | news | education | 96
Young people are often trapped by a lack of knowledge about job options, a report says.