Tuition fees to be frozen for another year under government plans

Tuition fees are set to be frozen at £9,250 for another year under government proposals. Universities have been able to charge this figure for several years, after the maximum amount allowed was increased by £250 in late 2016. But in 2019, the Post-18 Education and Funding review – an independent panel led by ex-investment banker Philip Augar – recommended cutting […]

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Pupils could sit tests at home as evidence for GCSE and A-level grades, after official exams scrapped

Pupils in England could be allowed to sit tests at home which would form evidence for GCSE, AS and A-level grades this year, according to proposals on how to replace cancelled official exams.  The Department for Education (DfE) and Ofqual, England’s exam regulator, have suggested marks should be based on teacher assessment of “the standard at which the student is […]

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Labour demands clarity on January school return

Labour has called for clarity over the January return for schools and colleges amid the spread of the mutated version of coronavirus, which scientists have suggested could infect children more easily. Kate Green, the shadow education secretary, and Wes Streeting, the shadow schools minister, have written to Gavin Williamson urging him to provide answers for parents, pupils and staff about reopening schools after Christmas. […]

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Six new cases in managed isolation

There are six new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation since Wednesday. There are no new community cases. Of the six new cases, five are active and one is historical: • One case arrived in New Zealand on November 26, from South Africa via United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. This person was tested because they were in a travel bubble […]

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