Stories of second-chance students: ‘Now I don’t feel scared at all’

Four Access to HE diploma holders heading to university this autumn tell us how the course gave them another chance to build a better lifeOn A-level results day, students around the...

The launch of BBC Pidgin recognises that our English is not ‘broken’, but beautiful...

Inventive, adaptive and practical, Pidgin is a real cultural force, with 75 million speakers in Nigeria alone, and many more across west AfricaThe launch of BBC Pidgin will come as a...

Disabled student to be denied qualification because he cannot write shorthand

MSPs condemn exam board, saying students like Kyle Gunn, who has cerebral palsy, must be allowed to pursue dreamsA student has been told he will fail a journalism course because his...

Bringing literature to life: the new GCSE syllabus has reinvigorated my students

Moving to a closed-book, exam-only system filled me with dread – but my students have worked harder than everEvery year, I find myself in the strangest of situations as students filter...

New ‘Teach First’ to train teachers as mental health specialists

UK charity aims to recruit and develop teachers specially to help vulnerable pupils at risk of exclusionKiran Gill, a former teacher, became familiar with the stories of young people like Hope...

Teachers in elite universities not feeling benefit of £9k tuition fees

University teaching staff complain they are paid less than researchers and have inferior contracts, report showsIt took Susanna 10 years before she was promoted to senior teaching fellow, and she says...

Stop raising and lowering the GCSE high-jump bar | Michael Rosen

The reason everyone takes GCSEs is not so all can do well but so a certain number will fail. What’s that about?Did you know that an outbreak of GCSE-itis is arriving...

Exam boards told to expect surge in requests for GCSE re-marks

Pupils will find out on Thursday how they fared in reformed exams as teachers complain of working in the darkExamination boards are being warned to expect a surge in the number...

Social mobility and improving access to Britain’s universities | Letters

Readers suggest ways of making tertiary education better value for money and more open to working-class, ethnic-minority and mature studentsSonia Sodha in her article on university reform is absolutely right to...

‘La ayuda nunca dura’: la historia de la ‘revolución’ educativa de México

La educación iba a ser el eje fundamental en la política del Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto. Pero se siguen pagando salarios a ‘maestros fantasmas’ que jamás entran a un salón de...
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Secret Teacher: unconditional offers give students no incentive to work hard

The notion of university education as a buyer’s market rather than an academic pursuit is a cultural shift many of us were not ready...

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