The TES have recently reported that artificial intelligence will take over from humans in the marking of student’s exam papers – but how much do we actually trust a computer to mark a student’s work? At a recent conference, it was decided that, by 2025, all entries for students will be marked by artificial intelligence … Continue reading Is artificial intelligence the future for student’s results?
Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales, has released its annual report, showing that there is a lack in skills in maths, languages and digital technology. The report also shows that 50% of secondary schools and 70% of primary schools have been judged as good to excellent this academic year. Digital skills The education … Continue reading Estyn’s report on pupil progress
The TES have recently published an article about how the applicants for Teacher Training is down by a third. UCAS have released information showing that only 12,820 people applied to train as a Teacher this year. Compared with 19,330 applicants in 2016, this is a large decrease of 33%. The Department for Education also published … Continue reading Teacher recruitment down by 33%
The TES has reported that following schools requests for a review of its students GCSE and A level grades, more than 2,000 exam results changed by more than two grades! Pupils sat the new GCSE English and maths for the first time this year as well as older students taking the 13 new reformed A … Continue reading GCSE and A level grade changes rise by 40%
The Department of Education have published details of a law that will force schools to let outside providers talk to their students about further education. This is called the ‘Baker Clause’ which is an amendment written by Lord Baker and Baroness Morris, who are both former education secretaries. From the 2nd of January, all schools … Continue reading Schools will now promote technical education from January
We often hear the Government refer to the Gatsby report on ‘Good Career Guidance’ and the eight Benchmarks when discussing its intentions towards careers advice and guidance in schools. But as a busy school, college or organisation how can you ensure that your careers activities are in-line with this report and the Benchmarks? Outstanding Directions … Continue reading Create valuable evidence of careers activities by using Outstanding Directions.
November 20th – 24th is #iwill week. This is the week where we will celebrate the contribution that young people are making through social action! What is the #iwill campaign? #iwill is a campaign based in the UK and have an aim of making social action part of 10 – 20 year olds lives by … Continue reading #iwill Week 2017
You may have read my previous article on the decline of the Computer Science GCSE. The Guardian has an interesting report from the Royal Society about the reality of the teaching of Computer Science in schools. It has stated that more than half of schools are not offering Computer Science at GCSE with only 11% … Continue reading Teaching Pupils to Write More Than Just Code
Wherever you’re moving on to, we’ve got you covered in our Moving On Results Day Guide 2017. We are very happy that the new NUS President, Shakira Martin is introducing our guide this year. Shakira is a fantastic role model and a source of inspiration for all young people and she has a few words of advice … Continue reading The Moving On 2017 Results Day Guide Is Here
The Department for Education has recently published their findings of their ‘Evaluation of the Work Experience Placement Trials’. The evaluation involved students aged 16-18 from 25 colleges in areas with a high percentage of young people who are NEET and high proportions of students at level 2 or below. The trial tested different work placements … Continue reading Work Experience