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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Bespoke Education Planning Service

Bespoke Education Planning Service Welcome to our bespoke education planning service. Understanding your family’s needs, aspirations and your child’s skills. Pinpoint your child’s strengths strengths Highlight their education gaps due to their having followed a different curriculum abroad. Be assessed by leading educational experts Discuss those potential school options we recommend Take into account all…

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Testing for dyslexia

Welcome to our testing for dyslexia/dyslexia tests info. Here are some example dyslexia questions – suitable for a child. Are you above-average intelligence, but unable to read at your grade level? Do you struggle with word problems — even though you’re good at maths? After reading a passage, can you summarise it?… Discuss the key…

What are the GCSE pass marks?

The focus of this page is What are the GCSE pass marks? * * * CONTENT UPDATED OCTOBER 2020 * * * It’s might all seem slightly confusing, but there are two pass marks. A 4 is a standard pass and 5 is a strong pass. This means that a candidate who gets nine grade-4s has, technically, passed all…

Online learning video course

Online learning through video courses

Education is changing. Technology continues to have an increasingly significant impact on education. Technology does this as it affects the form and distribution of learning materials. Books have become e-books (and/or PDFs) and in-person tutors have become online tutors. This year, many teachers became online teachers. Learning live online is now a better experience than…

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Practice TOEFL Online English Teaching

In times of a pandemic starting an online English teacher career is a covenient career option. It gives you the chance to work in stunning locations, experience different cultures, and travel to your heart’s content. Practice TOEFL Here are our TOEFL Practice Tests:   Online English Teaching English teaching online takes all those benefits and…

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…

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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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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,…

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.…