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2013-04-15 19:16:33

Teachers' assessments of pupils' literacy can vary significantly, even for pupils with similar test scores. This may interfere with children's right to fair and gender-equal education, according to a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Assessment of students' knowledge and skills is one of the most important tasks of the school system. However, some factors may affect the validity of the teachers' assessments. Stefan Johansson based his doctoral thesis on data...

2010-10-28 06:00:00

STRATFORD UPON AVON, England, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A TOP class website, produced by leading Midlands media company Stormnet for UCAS, the universities and colleges admissions service, has won four coveted global awards. Already a big hit with millions of students and their advisors, Stormnet Media's trailblazing online UCAStv site has picked up four silvers in the prestigious W3 Awards, sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), whose members include...

2008-09-24 12:00:36

By ANDREW DENHOLM EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT GIRLS are still outperforming boys at all levels of the curriculum, it was confirmed yesterday, following the publication of exam results for local authorities across Scotland. Despite the adoption of a variety of measures to raise standards among boys, from single sex classes to regular testing, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) figures show no signs of the gender gap closing. This year, 30per cent of boys achieved five or more...

2008-09-17 21:00:21

PUNE: The repeaters exams for secondary school certificate (SSC - std X) and higher secondary certificate (HSC - std XII) conducted by the Maharashtra state board of secondary and higher secondary education will commence from September 18 across the state. The repeaters exam will be conducted as per the old as well as new curricula through divisional boards at Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Amravati, Nashik and Latur. The exam dates have been fixed keeping in mind the...

2008-09-11 03:00:24

HENLEY COLLEGE COVENTRY still has places available on a wide range of fulltime courses. School-leavers can choose from beauty, childcare, floristry, forensic science, health and social care, travel and tourism, and sport science. For those who want to return to study and raise their level of English and/or maths in preparation for higher level study, they can enrol on the college's functional skills courses. Alternatively, if they are considering higher education, places are alsostill...

2008-08-18 00:00:33

A REVISED A-level curriculum is to be launched next month to make way for a new A* grade for the most able students. With almost one quarter of pupils getting A grades at A-level this year and the pass rate now at 97.6%, a new marking system is being introduced which will create another top tier. All exam boards in England and Wales are introducing the new grade in the next academic term with first award of A*s beginning in 2010. Students would need to get at least 90%in their course to...

2008-08-17 18:00:43

Gloucestershire's students are class acts when it comes to A- levels. Pass rates in many of the county's schools are higher than the national average. Nationally the figure has risen for the 26th year in a row, from 96.9 per cent to 97.2 per cent for those gaining A to E grades and from 72.8 per cent in 2007 to 72.9 per cent this year for those gaining A to C. But many of the county's schools have scored a 100 per cent pass rate, including Pate's Grammar, The Cotswold School and...

2008-08-11 18:00:47

By Moira Sharkey THE importance of A-levels for would-be students appears to be waning,with new figures showing up to three quarters of freshers don't need the qualification to get into some Welsh universities. As thousands of pupils prepare to receive their exam results on Thursday, a snapshot of the nation's universities has revealed institutions are increasingly looking for different entry requirements. Between 10%and 75% of new admissions at a range of Welsh universities last year...


Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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