What a week in the world of exams. On Thursday, education secretary Michael Gove said bringing in a single GCSE for each subject (rather than different exam boards running competing qualifications) was “a bridge too far”.
For many people, taking down traditional notes, line after line, can work. But there is another way.
Schools will have to teach foreign languages at Key Stage 2 from September 2014, the Government has decided. The decision comes after a study ranked England at the bottom of a European league table for language skills.
A new report has found Finland and South Korea have the best education systems in the world.
The survey was published by Pearson and written by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
It says while a country’s wealth does make a big difference, the importance placed on education by those who live in those countries matters even [...]
Ever wondered how a bird actually flies?
Well, University of Cambridge’s Professor Holger Babinsky has created a 1-minute video he hopes will answer that question.
In so doing, he is finally laying to rest a commonly used yet misleading explanation of how wings lift.
“A wing lifts when the air pressure above it is [...]
I’ve always been fascinated by our ability to learn a language or languages. I came across the following article from Cambridge University which I thought worth sharing.
When linguists talk about unconscious or implicit language learning, they don’t mean learning while you sleep. Rather, they are talking about one of the most intriguing [...]
Astronomers claim to have found a planet similar to Tatooine – the (fictional) home of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars.
Although cold and gaseous rather than a desert world, the newfound planet Kepler-16b is the closest astronomers have come to discovering a world like that featured in Star Wars.
Like Tatooine, Kepler-16b enjoys a double [...]
Education chiefs have announced a shake-up in the types of qualifications which will be included in national school league tables.
The changes come in the wake of Professor Alison Wolf’s review of vocational education.
The Government claims its changes to the league tables will “ensure schools focus on valued qualifications that make it easier for [...]