Education

Teachers to grade students for cancelled exams

Image copyright PA Teachers in England will be asked to assess the grades they think pupils would have achieved in cancelled GCSE and A-level exams. This will be used by exam boards to decide results – along with a ranking by ability of pupils in each subject in a school, also judged by teachers. This […]

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University admissions could face emergency controls

Image copyright AlamyImage caption University applications have been caught up in the uncertainty of the coronavirus outbreak Universities in England could face fixed limits on how many students they each recruit, in a bid to create more stability and reduce financial threats. There are concerns that the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus could leave some […]

Education

English teacher’s Facebook lessons an ‘overwhelming’ success

Image copyright Holly King-Mand/FacebookImage caption Holly King-Mand has children tuning in to her English lesson from all over the world An English teacher has amassed thousands of followers worldwide after just three online lessons during the coronavirus pandemic. Holly King-Mand, 36, from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, is providing her daily English Live sessions on Facebook. She […]

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Coronavirus: Minecraft offers free lessons to children

Image copyright MicrosoftImage caption Lessons are contained within worlds, including one on Greek history Minecraft is making its educational worlds available free, to help pupils no longer able to attend school because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 12 digital lessons will be available to download until the end of June. They include tours of the […]