Axe A-levels for Baccalaureate-style exams, say UK scientists – BBC
A Royal Society report states that too few 16 year olds take maths and science to maintain a competitive economy. As such, UK education risks being ‘not fit for purpose’ in 20 years’ time unless maths and science is made compulsory until 18. The full details can be found on the BBC website.
UCAS reveal world cup countries favourite degree subjects – www.ucas.com
In a light-hearted and topical article, UCAS reveal the preferred degree subjects (according to their application statistics) of all 32 competing countries in the football World Cup. Brazilian’s favour politics, apparently, whereas students from Uruguay prefer Computer Science. Read the full list here.
Survey shows that students expect better jobs than they’ll get – Guardian
Results are in from the Student Employability Index survey, and it finds that whilst nearly three quarters of the 4,000 students asked expect to be in graduate-level jobs within 6 months of graduation, the reality is much lower. Good new, however, is that student’s salary expectations are more realistic. The Guardian looks into this, and other findings of the report.
Opening access to the finance professions – www.totalprofessions.com
Mark Farrar, Chief Executive of the Association of Accounting Technicians gives a useful and honest portrayal of how the accountancy profession is attempting to widen participation in order to create more workforce diversity. It also looks into the barriers it is still facing. The article can be found here.