Applying to university is a daunting process. But a recent article in the Telegraph suggested that it’s not only students who are intimidated by top universities: teachers are apprehensive too. Research published by the Sutton Trust reveals that 40% of state secondary teachers rarely or never advise their brightest students to apply to either Cambridge or Oxford. However, teachers play a key role in raising students’ aspirations.
Last month, BBC Three launched a new programme. ‘Kicked Out: From Care to Chaos’ follows care leaver Rebecca Southworth as she revisits her history in social care and asks why so many Children in Care are insufficiently equipped to deal with adult life. The programme is a shocking watch, to say the least. But it also raises questions about what we can do to support care leavers on the road to independence.
The stress is over – the SATs are finished! But parents and teachers alike are sometimes lost for what to do with their Year 6 pupils. How can you give them their well-earned fun while ensuring they are learning?
With exam season nearly upon us, we’re featuring a guest post from our intern Sarah Howden about the importance of good invigilation.
Few things are as intimidating as the prospect of going back to school. The smell of the dining hall. The long lines of desks. The exam room hush before frantic writing begins...