According to research by NatCen Social Research, disadvantaged primary school pupils who take part in after-school clubs were found to achieve better results than those who did not attend such clubs.

According to a report by the British Council and Education Development Trust, the interaction of more rigorous marking for GCSE languages is putting pupils off taking the subject.

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) has recommended that the primary school curriculum be adapted to include studies regarding the manufa

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced plans for new food degree apprenticeships which will combine a high quality degree and on-the-job training.

The House of Lords social mobility committee has published a report claiming that scrapping the national curriculum for pupils over 14 and taking careers advice away from schools could help young people make better choices about their future.

The Eduction Endowment Foundation (EEF) has claimed that teaching ‘real-world maths’ could help GCSE students gain a better grade in their maths exam.

The Labour Party has committed to making Personal Social Health and Economic education (PSHE) compulsory in all state schools, warning that young people are facing a ’ticking time bomb’ of issues.

During a speech at the Mayor of London’s Summit on School Music, Schools Minister Nick Gibb has declared that a good music education should be at the heart of every school in England and that quality should not be affected by the uptake of EBacc GCSE subject

Pupils in UK schools are falling behind in maths due to the ‘superficial’ nature of teaching, according to Andreas Schleicher of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

A new curriculum for Welsh schools is expected to be delivered on time, and will see a number of changes including making computer skills a speciality which is as central to learning as literacy and numeracy.

Students and teachers in East London have launched a ‘Curriculum Campaign’ which calls on the government to ensure women and ethnic minorities are fairly represented on the UK’s curriculum.

To mark World Book Day, 3 March, the DfE has announced a series of roadshow events to promote effective phonics teaching and early reading skills.

A number of health professionals and academics have called on the government to ban the practice of tackling in rugby matches played in UK and Irish schools.

The Department for Education has published details for the final reforms of GCSEs, AS and A levels, that are due to be taught from September 2017.

The Oasis multi-academy trust is considering the introduction of ‘peace studies’ at GCSE to help combat the rise of religious extremism.

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