Author Archives: Tyler Fisher


Gender balance

The university admissions service has revealed that 36 per cent more women than men have been accepted onto university courses. The latest available figures show that 133,280 18-year old females from the UK have received university places, compared with 103,800 Read more…


university

Over 11,000 students received places on undergraduate courses through clearing in the 24 hours following A-level results. Ucas figures show that this was the highest number seen in the last five years. Typically, students that gain places through clearing are Read more…


university

Analysis suggests that children from wealthy areas of the country are 18 times more likely to go to university than those from the poorest parts of England. Charity Teach First compared university participation rates with child poverty figures and found Read more…


Gang of youths

The children’s commissioner has said that pupils should be taught how to avoid falling into gang life or being exploited by older criminals. Anne Longfield has said that personal, social, health and economics education (PSHE) lessons should be used to Read more…


Children swimming

A sample of 1,000 parents of Year 6 pupils suggests that around a third of English 11-year-olds leave primary school unable to swim. Two-thirds of the parents involved in the survey, conducted by Swim England, believed their child would struggle Read more…


Conservatives

The government has pledged to spend an extra £1.3bn on schools in England as they respond to criticism over funding shortages. However, rather than add extra money to the fund, the government plans to reorganise their current spending plans, with Read more…


students being aided by a teacher

Teachers in England and Wales are set to face another year in which pay increases are limited to one per cent. It means that, once more, they face a real-terms pay cut. The National Union of Teachers says that consecutive Read more…


Conservatives

The government are set to scrap their plans to expand the grammar school system in England. The Queen’s Speech said that the government will “look at all options” for increasing the number of schools across the country, but this will Read more…


university

An annual study of student attitudes has found that levels of satisfaction with university “value for money” have fallen for the fifth consecutive year. Just five years ago, 53 per cent of UK students believed that university was “good” or Read more…


Polling Station

Labour have said that, should they win the upcoming election, their pledge to scrap tuition fees would be bought forward to this autumn. The party have also revealed that any students that are already part-way through their courses would not Read more…

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