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University will no longer stop students from graduating for missed rent payments

Thousands penalised academically over three years for outstanding accommodation fees

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Meritocracy is a myth – so don’t judge people on their GCSE grades | Michael Segalov

Until pupils from all sections of society have an equal chance of success, exam results should not be taken at face valueOn exam results days, there’s now something of a social media tradition of those long out of the school system sharing stories of s…

Poor pupils nearly twice as likely not to pass maths GCSE as richer peers, analysis reveals

‘A child’s postcode should never determine how well they do at school,’ charity says

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Social media pressures ‘driving up exam stress in girls’

Ahead of GCSE results, Girlguiding warns of expectation to post online and schools seeking acclaimPublicity-hungry schools and pressure to post results on social media are driving up exam stress among girls, the Girlguiding movement has said, after it …

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Poorer pupils twice as likely to fail key GCSEs

Analysis shows reversal in attainment gap between poor pupils and wealthy classmates Disadvantaged pupils are almost twice as likely to fail GCSE maths as their wealthier classmates, according to research that lays bare the attainment gap between rich …

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Government yet to refund £28m in student loan overpayments

More than half a million English university graduates overpaid loans by average £600The government is holding on to more than £28m in student loan overpayments by graduates that have been identified but not yet refunded.More than half a million former …

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‘I don’t blame any teacher for not coming out as gay’

It took Iesha Small 10 years in schools before she felt she could be open about her sexuality. Here she explains whyI’d been a teacher for over 10 years before I felt comfortable enough to just be myself. I had settled into a rhythm. I wanted to be a g…

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‘I cried and he cried’: the highs and lows of exam results day for teachers

Opening GCSE and A-level results can mean tears or elation for students – but also for their teachers Continue reading…

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Let’s replace religious assembly in schools with a ‘thought for the day’ | Laura McInerney

Compulsory Christian worship is divisive and excludes many children. Why not teach them all to think about religions and philosophies instead?Back in the early 1990s, a lone Pakistani boy appeared in my otherwise entirely white primary school class. If…