Monday, 18 Feb 2019
Category: Education Tips

Modern apprenticeships have grown up

Announce you’ve decided to do an apprenticeship and many will assume you either failed to get into university or you want to be a tradesman. “A lot of parents and teachers don’t understand that pretty much everything from law to web developing can be accessed through a modern apprenticeship,” says Nick Boles, minister of state […]

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Six questions to ask before choosing your A-levels

Picking your A-level subjects is one of the first big academic decisions that students face. Choosing what to study won’t just determine what you’re doing in year 12 and 13, it could also affect your university choices and even your future career. And it’s not just a case of picking between subject areas – you’ll […]

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Teachers in deprived schools 'more likely to be inexperienced'

Teachers working in the most deprived schools, where attainment levels are lower and children are needier, are more likely to be inexperienced and therefore less effective at their job, according to new research. The study by the University of Cambridge was published on Wednesday ahead of a summit organised by the Sutton Trust education charity […]

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Maths isn’t the problem – the way it’s taught is

Acounty council gathers data about where road accidents take place, identifies an accident blackspot, places a speed camera there, and notices that the frequency of accidents decreases. Moreover, this is not a one-off: many other councils have observed similar reductions. Does this show that speed cameras improve road safety? The answer isn’t as straightforward as […]

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Why the EU matters for universities

Why do I care about our future in Europe? Because it’s in my blood. In my mind, I see my grandfather sitting on the wall a century ago opposite the familiar scene of King’s College, Cambridge, reading. An agricultural labourer from a working-class family in Shepreth, self-taught, like so many of his generation. Hungry for […]

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Artificial intelligence 'should be used to give children one-on-one tutoring'

Artificial intelligence should be used to provide children with one-to-one tutoring to improve their learning and monitor their well-being, academics have argued. One-to-one tutoring has long been thought the most-effective approach to teaching but would be too expensive to provide for all students. However, in a paper, academics from University College London’s Knowledge Lab argue […]

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