Minister proposes traditional GCSEs for all pupils (BBC)
All secondary school pupils in England will have to take GCSEs in core academic subjects, under plans to be set out by Schools Minister Nick Gibb.The Conservatives’ election manifesto said that pupils would have to study GCSEs in the so-called EBacc subjects (English, maths, science, a language and history or geography) or they would not be eligible for a top Ofsted rating. More from the BBC.
Which universities offer the most financial support? (Guardian)
A very useful article in the Guardian highlights research done by the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE. For the first time, students can now make a simple comparison on the amount of bursary and scholarship support that is on offer through the different universities according to levels of household income. The comparison table is in the article.
UCAS launch their ‘Love Learning 2015’ competition to inspire the next generation (UCAS)
UCAS’ annual Love Learning competition has opened, offering two £3,000 pries to students who can best inspire the next generation to study their subject through a piece of writing or a short video. As well as the main prizes, six runners up also win £1,000 each. The competition, which is open to all degree disciplines, opened on 10th June and runs for 3 weeks.
Learn more about careers in landscape architecture (AGCAS)
An article on the AGCAS website provides a brief overview of this growing industry, courtesy of the Landscape Institute, who are keen to raise awareness of the graduate opportunities available in the sector. The article contains information on useful website and online resources, and provides AGCAS members with the opportunity to ask questions to the Institute which will be fed back.