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.

What is the Common Entrance Exam Pass Mark? Two girls taking a selfie of them and good exam results

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…

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…

Learning and Teaching

Designing School Grounds to assist Learning and Teaching School grounds can provide an enormously valuable resource for learning and teaching – for any subject, at short notice and for little or no cost. So it’s vitally important that their capacity to support curriculum delivery and opportunities for learning through play are considered in their design.…

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…

private school league tables 2019. Parents going through league tables.

Private School league tables 2019

The Sunday Times Parent Power league tables 2019 make a fascinating read for anyone looking at which secondary schools to send their children to. This year’s results reveal that state schools are starting to close the gap in the independent sector. Below we have a closer look at these results and what they mean.  Sunday…

University application. Girl standing in university hall.

University application tips

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

How are T Levels subjects explained? Our ‘T Levels explained’ blog gives all the details you need on these new technical qualifications. T Levels subjects explained They are designed as two-year courses to offer young people aged 16 to 18 a technical alternative to A levels to prepare them for a skilled job or further…

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…