In this Category Archive, you will find all of our articles regarding Education News UK. We keep a keen eye on the news and hope to report on this in a timely fashion.

With so much going on in education news in the UK, we hope to cover the most important happenings. Education News UK includes subject matter relating to many areas. As private and grammar school entrance is a subject under often debate, we hope to cover these matters in detail. With the government’s involvement in resurrecting the Grammar school system to its former glory. There is already (in 2018) 10 000 more grammar schools in the UK than in 2010. This growth clearly has a great impact on education news in the UK. How do these institutions lead education reform in the UK?

Keep up to date with some of our most important blogs on this subject. We hope you find what you are looking for.

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An Introductory Guide to Teach English Online

Teaching English as a foreign language is an excellent career option. It gives you the chance to work in stunning locations, experience different cultures, and travel to your heart’s content. Teaching English online takes all those benefits and throws another huge one on top. As long as you have a laptop and a solid internet…

Great British Intelligence Test

Tutor or Online Learning Platform?

Tutoring is a profession now with its own Association. The Tutors’ Association, which is an open, democratic, not-for-profit, professional body. It: Has a membership of highly qualified professionals. From various fields of academia, teaching and other vocations. Sets standards Holds its members accountable to a code of professional ethics. The best tutors care about their…

Happy students update for all school and university exams and admissions 2020

When will primary schools reopen?

There’s been speculation abut when primary schools reopen. Calls for the PM to be more proactive given mounting concern for vulnerable children and/or those tht will have completed no schooling for several months. Summary agency positions for when our primary schools reopen In summary, there are conflicting views from the key decision-making authorities: Scientific advice is…

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Pupil Pulpit – UKMT Maths Challenges

Welcome to our latest Pupil Pulpit on one of the UKMT Maths Challenges. UKMT Maths Challenges Last year I participated in the UKMT Maths Challenge which is a yearly challenge at three levels open to secondary school students. It is a multiple-choice maths test that translates maths skills we are taught in lessons into real-life questions…

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What’s the entry mark for private schools’ Common Entrance Exam for 2019?

Common Entrance Pass Mark Typically, the average pass mark is between 55 – 60%. Although there are difficulty levels. The standard of work for Common Entrance in most subjects is in advance of a student’s academic age. Some subjects, such as English, involve working at GCSE level. What is the Common Entrance exam? Firstly, it’s not…

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Classroom creative fluency and reading

Welcome to our Creative Fluency Resources Page. Creative fluency is the ability to generate LOTS of ideas, not necessarily different. Fluent thinkers can also “hitchhike” on one idea to come up with many more ideas. E.g. when brainstorming ways to mop up an oil spill, one idea might be to use hair clippings. “Hitchhiking” on…

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Brexit effect on children

How will Brexit affect British school children? It isn’t just adults who are affected by protracted Brexit negotiations. Children are too. Some are under the impression there is no longer any point learning a language. Others are simply worried that Europeans will no longer like them. According to a recent report from the British Council,…

What are the new GCSE pass marks?

The focus of this page is What are the new GCSE pass marks? Introduction to the new GCSE pass marks?  You may be used to the GCSE pass grade being a ‘C’. However, the new GCSE pass grade is a GCSE Grade 4. Thus, GCSE Grade 7 approximates to the ‘old school’ GCSE grade ‘A’. The…

Creativity in Education

Everyone knows education is one of the most valued things in our culture; it shapes young minds that take us into our terrifying future. Children starting school in September 2019 won’t be retiring until around 2090. We children have to be taught how to survive in the world in 30 years. Yet we don’t know…

School Appeals

School Appeals process

How best to follow a school appeals process if you don’t get the school place you wanted. Managing School Appeals  You’ve just handed in your secondary school application form. Now the patient waits to find out if your child has got into the school of their choice. But what do you do if he or…

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University applications guide

Here are our University application tips. What can you do to ensure your application process goes well. Our top tips It’s estimated that over 500,000 Sixth Formers are applying to University this year. That means many more individual University applications. In theory, it’s now possible to start University in January. It’s certainly another option to…

My GCSE Choices

GCSE Options

Firstly we will focus on what to look at when making GCSE choices.  GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) is an academically / subject based qualification. Students in England and Wales study towards this over a 2 year period, Year 10 and 11. The idea of GCSEs is to give you a broad general knowledge,…

What are T-levels

T Levels subjects explained

Welcome to our study guides. We start with our introduction to T Levels. What are T Levels? How are T Levels subjects explained? Our ‘T Levels explained’ blog gives all the details you need on these new technical qualifications. They are designed as two-year courses to offer young people aged 16 to 18 a technical…

Lucid Tests – Lucid Reading Test

In this Lucid Tests – Lucid Reading Test blog, we have a look at the different Lucid Tests and their uses. GL Assessments distribute the Lucid test portfolio. The tests are used to screen and diagnose learners with specific learning difficulties. They are also very useful in identifying potential and understanding learners’ strengths and weaknesses.…

11 plus exam board differences

Register at Passed Papers to take a free 11 Plus verbal reasoning test or free 11 Plus numerical reasoning test. Practising this online test will help you to become familiar with taking online 11 Plus tests. All free of charge! Key 11 Plus Exam Board Differences CEM, GL and CSSE 11 Plus exams CEM and GL are two different…