Education

Oxbridge uncovered: More elitist than we thought

Image caption Cambridge is ranked one of the top universities globally The dominance by the top two social classes of Oxford and Cambridge University admissions has been revealed by newly released data. Four-fifths of students accepted at Oxbridge between 2010 and 2015 had parents with top professional and managerial jobs, and the numbers have been […]

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10 fines at the dentist… that weren't fine

Image copyright PA When dentists warned that tens of thousands of people were being unfairly fined £100 after a visit to the surgery – it prompted a big response from the audience. They described their distress at getting mistakenly caught up in a system of penalties intended to catch fraudsters getting free treatment. They talked […]

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St Olave's A-level row head suspended

Image copyright St Olave’s school Image caption Aydin Onac The grammar school head teacher at the centre of a row about pupils not being able to stay on to take A-levels has been suspended. Aydin Onac has been suspended as head of St Olave’s school in Orpington. Parents had threatened legal action after pupils had […]

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Cambridge Uni students get Shakespeare trigger warnings

Image caption Violence in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus might be “upsetting”, students have been warned Shakespeare contains gore and violence that might “upset” you, Cambridge University students have been warned. The “trigger warnings” – red triangles with an exclamation mark – appeared on their English lecture timetables. Lectures including Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus contain “discussion of sexual […]

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Tuition fee rise to £9,295 in Wales is scrapped

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEngland tuition fee announcement ‘turmoil’ Plans to raise the maximum level for tuition fees from £9,000 to £9,295 in Wales have been scrapped, Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has said. The income at which graduates will have to repay student loans will be raised from £21,000 to £25,000, […]

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'Go to the dentist and get fined £100'

Image caption Charlotte Waite says it is distressing when so many wrong fines are being issued Going to the dentist is something that many would want to avoid – but how about if you also faced a penalty fine? More than 40,000 people a year in England are getting fines of £100 – from an […]

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Should children be heard in court?

Image copyright Getty Images Children, campaigners and some judges are calling for a change in the law so that children at the heart of family cases in England and Wales can talk in private to the judge if they so choose. More than 100,000 children were involved in family court cases over the past year, […]