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GCSEs not gone to plan? Our experts offer advice

[ad_1] Image copyright AOC/NCS Image caption Samrita Hayer and Catherine Sezen are offering personalised answers to your questions For anyone whose grades have fallen short this year, we have experts ready to answer your questions. Catherine Sezen, a senior curriculum expert at the Association of Colleges, and Samrita Hayer, education co-ordinator and careers adviser with the National Careers Service, are offering personalised advice on what to do if your grades
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GCSEs 2019: Where are we at with new grades 9-1?

[ad_1] More than 700,000 teenagers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are receiving their GCSE results. In England, there have been major changes over the past few years. The BBC News website explains what the new 9-1 grading system is all about.When were the new grades brought in?The numerical grading system is being phased in over the course of four years in England.This kicked off with the core compulsory subjects
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New T-level study to be worth three A-levels

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Students who achieve the very top grade in their T-level qualification will have the equivalent of three A*s at A-level, it has been announced.University admissions service Ucas says a starred distinction will be worth 168 Ucas points - the same as three A*s, each worth 56 points.Those who are awarded a merit will have the equivalent of three Bs at A-level.The government says the "size
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Student loan over-payments of £28m going unclaimed

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images More than £28m of over-payments on student loans in England are being held by the government, researchers have discovered.It is the result of cases in which repayments continued to be taken even though loans had been paid off in full.The Student Loans Company says it has tried to contact people who have been over-charged to arrange refunds.The Department for Education says data sharing has recently
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10 charts on what happens after GCSEs

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The options available to 16-year-olds once they've finished their exams have changed over time - but what impact have the changes had? 1. The number in full-time education has more than doubled Until recently, students could head into work immediately after completing their GCSEs.However, changes introduced by the previous Labour government mean that since 2015, everyone must take part in some form of training or
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Edinburgh youth climate strikers allowed one school day off a year

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Youth climate strikers are to be given permission to take part in protests for one authorised school day per year.However, Edinburgh councillors say no punishment will be levelled at pupils or parents if they choose to strike over a longer period.The city council's education, children and families committee approved a motion by the SNP-Labour coalition to limit authorised absences to one day.This was despite a plea
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Record number of students seek university through clearing

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Media Some 364,380 UK students have found places on university degree courses, a day after A-level results came out.A record 17,420 of these found their places through the clearing service, which matches candidates with places once the results are in, the University and College Admissions Service said.Some 29.8% of all 18-year-olds have been accepted on to courses - another record for this point in the year.Students
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Twin festival in northwest France reaches 25th year

[ad_1] The town of Pleucadeuc in northwest France holds an annual festival for twins.Around 1,500 twins, triplets and quadruplets from all ages gathered to listen to music, play games and take part in a parade.Every year for the past 25 years it has held a summer gathering for twins to meet other twins. [ad_2] Source link
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Bournemouth cookery class for young asylum seekers

[ad_1] A cookery class has been using food as a way to help young asylum seekers feel more settled in the community.Students are encouraged to practise their English while learning how to prepare a meal.The free workshops, run by the Friendly Food Club and Unity in Vision, take place once a week in Bournemouth and are paid for by the borough council.Video journalists: Robyn Montague & Emily Ford [ad_2] Source