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2014-04-15 16:23:35

BANGOR, Wales, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With exam season just around the corner, leading independent online literature retailer the Book People is currently offering a wide range of GCSE textbooks from renowned educational publisher Collins Letts at bargain prices. The Book People has launched a dedicated Collins Letts GCSE Revision Shop, bringing together an extensive range of accessible and informative Collins Letts textbooks together in the same place. With...

2013-12-12 10:27:54

The degree to which students' exam scores differ owes more to their genes than to their teachers, schools or family environments, according to new research from King's College London published today in PLOS ONE. The study, which took place in the UK, looked at students' scores for their GCSE's (General Certificate of Secondary Education), a UK-wide examination at the end of compulsory education at 16 years old. The authors explain that the findings do not imply that educational...

2013-06-20 23:26:49

For short retake A-Level courses in London, there are few options for students. One such college with an outstanding record is Lansdowne providing an academic, exam-focused environment to help students reach their potential. London, UK (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Lansdowne College, London is one of the few colleges in the city that offer short retake A-Level courses. It allows students to complete their UCAS application, then to take off a shortened ℠gap year´ then return in...

2013-06-20 23:26:47

Chelsea Independent College (CIC), London, now intends to offer a boarding facility to students. The spacious, well-equipped boarding complex is just a short distance from the college providing convenience to students. London, UK (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 One of the top sixth form colleges in London, Chelsea Independent College (CIC) plans to offer a boarding facility to students from September 2013. A large number of students who take admission in the college every year come from outside of...

2009-08-28 10:34:16

Success in encouraging teenagers to study scienceMore teenagers are studying science beyond GCSE level thanks to a course designed by experts from the University of York and the Nuffield Foundation.A new survey shows schools using the Twenty First Century Science GCSE curriculum are experiencing much larger increases in the number of students going on to study physics, chemistry or biology at AS-level compared to national averages.Twenty First Century Science, designed by the University of...

2008-09-27 18:00:25

Christ College Brecon hosts an general Open Morning on Saturday, October 11, starting at 10am. Later in the autumn, on Friday, November 28 there is a Sixth Form Open Evening from 6.30pm designed for pupils taking GCSEs in 2009. At both events prospective pupils and their parents can meet the head, director of studies and heads of department to discuss academic options, hear about extra-curricular options and see the outstanding facilities. Many pupils will be on hand to share their own...

2008-09-25 12:00:35

By LISA SMYTH TWO schools in Co Antrim have joined forces to introduce an innovative scheme which will see pupils studying for an engineering GCSE online. Crumlin Integrated College, in conjunction with Antrim Grammar School, is introducing the online delivery of CCEA's GCSE Double Award Engineering for their pupils in September - thought to be the first time such a scheme has become available in schools in Northern Ireland. In addition, Crumlin Integrated College has been encouraged...

2008-09-18 00:00:26

By Andy Sharman UNIVERSITIES A flagship scheme set up to raise teenage interest in mathematics will be lucky to solve the crisis affecting the subject at university level, says one leading academic. Andy Sharman reports It was marketed as a scheme that would benefit up to 15,000 pupils and assist the teaching of a subject in crisis. But the Fast Forward Maths programme, launched by the University of Cambridge, has been rubbished by a leading academic, who says that the initiative will...

2008-09-09 18:00:00

By MATT ROPER FEEL a bit of a dunce when it comes to keeping up with our ever- changing education system? You're not the only one... With the introduction of diplomas, apprenticeships and now a new school leaving age, knowing what's what seems about as simple as working out the square root of pi on an abacus. From this week, all children starting secondary school in England will be legally required to stay in education until they are 17. This is the first change in the leaving age...


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