‘Brightest girls’ amongst physics A-level drop outs – BBC
A teacher-run study is canvassing this year’s students’ attitudes to try and ascertain why a disproportionate amount of high achieving female students choose to drop physics after AS level, without taking the full A level option. The BBC provides the full details here.
Exploring the unjust stigma attached to vocational qualifications – Telegraph
Recent research commissioned by the Edge Foundation and City and Guilds highlights a major disconnect between the value placed on vocational qualifications by employers, and the much lesser value granted by parents and schools. The Telegraph gives the full story.
Room for growth in UK-Japan student traffic – Times Higher Education
Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has called for “the promotion of globalisation” at a summit of UK and Japanese university leaders, held at UCL earlier this month. He cited support for increasing the number of Japanese students abroad and for accepting more foreign students into Japanese universities. The Times Higher Education takes up the story here.
Is becoming an SLE (Specialist Leader in Education) a viable career option? – The Guardian
The Guardian takes an interesting look into career routes for ambitious teaching professionals who do not wish to go into management roles. The article gives an insightful look into the new role of the SLE in developing school-to-school support and providing consultancy services. Read more about it in the full article.
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