Education

Clearing placements at five-year high, early figures show

Image copyright PA Image caption Some students took new-style A-levels this year Some 11,180 students were placed on undergraduate courses in the UK through clearing in the first 24 hours after yesterday’s A-level results. Figures from the university admissions service, Ucas, show it was the highest number for five years. Students placed through clearing tend […]

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Learndirect rated 'inadequate' in Ofsted report

Image copyright Getty Images Training company Learndirect has been branded by Ofsted as “inadequate” – the worst rating the watchdog can give. Inspectors found not enough learners achieved the skills and qualifications to progress in work and education. It also found teaching performance was not managed well by the firm, which has more than 70,000 […]

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Exam changes

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of teenagers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are receiving their A-and AS-level results. But, in England, there have been changes to this year’s A-level qualifications – the BBC News website sets out the changes. What is different about this year’s A-levels in England? Under the new system, students sit […]

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Teenagers to find out A-level results

Image copyright PA Image caption Hundreds of thousands of pupils will find out about A-level results and university places The long wait for A-level results is almost over for teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. A drop in applications for university this year is expected to mean a “buyer’s market” with more options available […]

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'169 sex attacks' at Queen's University

Image caption The survey by Queen’s University, Belfast, is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland Almost 170 students at Queen’s University, Belfast (QUB) said they had been sexually assaulted, according to a survey conducted at the university. A further 246 students said that they had been the victim of an attempted sexual assault. […]

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Ofsted to publish critical report on training provider

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Learndirect offers courses and training to adults The watchdog Ofsted has confirmed it will publish a report on the adult training and apprenticeship provider Learndirect, on Thursday. An injunction obtained by Learndirect against the publication of the critical report was lifted on Monday. The Ofsted report relates to an […]