News Archive

'Look beyond exams,' schools urged

11th February 2014
A cross-party parliamentary group urges schools to be "more than just exam factories" and promote character and resilience.

What's the point of school

11th February 2014
There's more to school than history and maths

Welcome to the role model club

11th February 2014
We're only human, says woman who passed two GCSEs aged 10

Apprenticeship vacancies 'rise 24'

5th February 2014
Apprenticeships are growing in popularity among both employers and young people, according to figures from the National Apprenticeship Service.

Young discouraged from skills route

5th February 2014
Many young people who chose a vocational route over an academic one say they were actively discouraged from following that path, a survey suggests.

Maths teacher boost for colleges

5th February 2014
Graduates who take up a maths teaching post at a further education college in England are to be given a "golden hello" of ?7,500.

New York taxes rich to teach young

5th February 2014
Here's looking at you, kid

Schools urged to take two-year-olds

4th February 2014
The government is writing to councils to urge their schools to take two-year-olds into on-site nurseries.

AUDIO: College launches Beyonce course

4th February 2014
An American university is launching a course where students can learn about the politics of the pop star Beyonce.

Pupils expelled in hacking scandal

4th February 2014
Eleven pupils who hacked teachers' computers and changed their grades have been expelled from a school in California.

Poverty school failure link 'a myth'

4th February 2014
The most disadvantaged pupils in Shanghai match the maths test results of wealthy pupils in the UK, says the OECD.

Graduate job vacancies to 'rise 10'

4th February 2014
Employers predict a "substantial rise" in the number of graduate job vacancies this year, as confidence in Britain's economy grows.

VIDEO: N Koreans get 'western education'

3rd February 2014
BBC Panorama has gained exclusive access to a university, largely paid for by Western Christian charities, that teaches the state's future elite.

In graphics: The politics of quangos

3rd February 2014
What are the political views of those in charge?

VIDEO: Atkins: How I got top job at Ofsted

3rd February 2014
Three years is "quite short" for someone to hold the top job at Ofsted, and it normally goes to a post holder for four or five years, says a past chairman.