Why do women get more university places? | BBC News


A baby girl born in 2016 will be 75% more likely to go to university than a boy, if current trends continue. This isn’t just a slight difference. Women in the UK are now 35% more likely than men to go to university and the gap is widening every year. A baby girl born […]

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How do I increase my child’s intelligence? | BBC iWonder


During the first five years of a child’s life 90% of their brain development takes place. Up to 51% of a child’s development is thought to be defined by environmental factors. Explore this feature on the BBC website: How do I increase my child’s intelligence? | BBC iWonder

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Developing world-beating maths teachers ‘to take a decade’ | BBC News


It will take a decade to bring maths teaching in England up to world-beating standards, say subject experts. A report from the Advisory Council on Mathematics Education (ACME) suggests teachers responsible for maths in both primary and secondary schools need better qualifications and training. Without more good teachers efforts to improve skills were “built on sand”, […]

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Online schools ‘worse than traditional teachers’ | BBC News


A major report, based on research in 17 US states with online charter schools, has found “significantly weaker academic performance” in maths and reading in these virtual schools compared with the conventional school system. The National Study of Online Charter Schools, the first major study of this growing sector, has taken a wrecking ball to the […]

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NASA wants people to apply to be astronauts | BBC Newsbeat


NASA has announced it wants people to apply to be astronauts. But don’t get too excited… you have to be a US citizen, so that rules out most of the worldwide population. Read more on the BBC website: NASA wants people to apply to be astronauts | BBC Newsbeat

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Apprenticeships expansion ‘devaluing brand’ | BBC News


The push to create apprenticeships fast has devalued their brand, with low level skills such as coffee-making being accredited, Ofsted has said. Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw says some learners are not even aware they are on apprenticeship schemes. Apprenticeships, which ministers in England say are key to tackling unemployment, are sometimes covering workers’ pre-existing […]

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University rankings: UK ‘a stand-out performer’ | BBC News


The UK has 34 universities in the Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s top 200 institutions, with Oxford climbing to second best globally. Oxford climbs to second place, while Cambridge and Imperial College London also make the top 10 in fourth and eighth places respectively. See the full Top 20 list on the BBC […]

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