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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

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NI A-levels could get tougher after Westminster review – BBC News

BBC News NI A-levels could get tougher after Westminster reviewBBC NewsIndependent, fee-paying schools, too, have criticised the plans to make A-levels more "rigorous", saying it could put less able children off continuing in education after sixteen. The Independent Schools Association says A-levels would become entrance … and more »

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Friday, July 6th, 2012

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Rich families’ kids deemed ‘gifted’ – Morning Star Online

Rich families' kids deemed 'gifted'Morning Star Online"Gifted" children in England are being picked on background rather than brains, researchers warned today. Academics at the University of Buckingham painted a "deeply troubling picture" of the achievement gap in Britain's schools today following …

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Monday, May 21st, 2012

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Britain’s maths shame: Bright school children end up losing interest at … – Daily Mail

Daily Mail Britain's maths shame: Bright school children end up losing interest at …Daily MailAble children's results – even in dumbed-down GCSEs – are a national concern, says an Ofsted report. Almost 90000 pupils who achieved 'level five' grades in their SATs at 11 failed to secure an A or A* at GCSE five years later, the report reveals.Entering pupils…

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

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Bright children should start school at six, says academic – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk Bright children should start school at six, says academicTelegraph.co.ukSpeaking before the Westminster Education Forum on Wednesday, he claimed the case for change was supported by a longitudinal study of gifted children who started in school in the US in the 1920s. Prof Howard Friedman, a psychologist at the University …Re-discovered research says early school starting age 'harms children'Nursery World…

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

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Article source: www.ourkids.net

Bullying in Private Schools

Bullying is one of the biggest issues schools face today. Unfortunately, no school is immune. There are many reasons why many parents turn to private schools, however, to help safeguard their child against bullying. Small Classes With a lower teacher-to-student ratio, incidents of bullying may be less likely to go undetected. Children who may be victims of bullying may be…

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Monday, January 30th, 2012

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Article source: topics.scmp.com

‘Mozart of Maths’ tells parents not to push gifted kids

Parents should not force gifted children to skip grades or focus too much on academic achievement as it could hinder their social, emotional or intellectual development, according to the latest winner of the prestigious Crafoord Prize for mathematics. Terence Tao, a child of Hong Kong immigrants to Australia and currently a professor at the University of California in Los Angeles,…

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