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Maths school has Oxbridge’s number

A year after it opened, a free school for maths geniuses is sending 11 teenagers to Oxbridge, putting it on a par with some of the most

Lack of maths teachers adds up to trouble for Swinney

Parents at the education secretary’s local school have been asked to help to “support” maths pupils after it failed to find enough specialist staff to cover lessons.

Pupils desert geography lessons

GEOGRAPHY is the worst-taught subject in schools and leaves children with little understanding of the world around them, Ofsted said yesterday.

Will.i.am Shakespeare? Pupils get in groove with rap revision

Seeing a teenager with headphones over their ears while they are supposed to be studying is enough to infuriate most parents. Now it turns out pupils really

Biology GCSE makes a monkey out of pupils

Students complaining about bizarre or unfathomable questions have become a staple of the exam season, and a biology GCSE paper sat yesterday did not disappoint.

Pupils abandon arts for traditional subjects

The number of teenagers studying performing arts and creative courses at school has plunged amid a switch to traditional academic subjects prompted by government policy changes.

Are arts and humanities still worth pursuing?

For some fields student satisfaction and salary prospects are down, but it’s not always the case

Glasgow art school accused of putting growth over education

Students at the Glasgow School of Art are to demonstrate tomorrow over the way it is being run, accusing it of acting like a financial services institution.

Schools must give more bang for their buck

Amid a squeeze on public spending, it’s vital that teachers get even more value for money from their generous budgets

Schools break law by excluding autistic pupils

Nearly half of children with autism in England have been illegally excluded from schools that struggle to meet their needs, a charity has said.