Early GCSEs entries fall dramatically – TES
Gove’s announcement that future school league tables would only include pupils’ first attempt at a GCSE, rather than their best effort, has contributed to a 40% decline in Year 10 pupils taking GCSEs this summer. Read the full story here.
Official data shows large drop in young jobless figures – BBC
Recent data from both the ONS and the Department of Education show a significant drop in NEET figures. However, think-tank IPPR warn that the proportion of NEETs in the UK is still twice as high as in some other European countries. The full details can be found in this BBC article.
Sharp rise in false education claims on CVs – HR Magazine
Research has shown that the number of CVs with inaccurate details about an applicant’s education has increased by more than a third over the past year – a warning for employers to adopt stringent checks and for job seekers to adopt honesty. HR Magazine gives the full details here.
“Why a degree was the least important part of my university career” – Independent
A refreshing look at some of the ‘other’ benefits a university education can bring. Have we lost sight of the ‘university experience’ and the opportunity that it gives to develop employability skills? Read all about it in the Independent.