Mental health crisis surging in UK schools
What is to blame? Today is World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is “young people in a changing world”. In the UK, there has been a surge in the number of schoolchildren seeking help.
Corporals in the classroom at new ‘free’ school
The founders of a new school, staffed entirely by ex-servicemen and women, are hoping to revolutionise education in Britain. Is military discipline the key to keeping teenagers in line?
Des militaires dans les salles de classe
Les fondateurs d’une école, dont le personnel se compose entièrement d’anciens militaires, espèrent révolutionner l’éducation en Grande-Bretagne en recourant à la discipline.
‘Boring’ computer curriculum just doesn’t get IT
According to UK schools chief Michael Gove, computing lessons are out of date. He wants to ditch today’s curriculum, and teach students to make their own apps, games and programs.
‘Game of Kings’ on Armenia’s school curriculum
Authorities in Armenia are making chess a compulsory part of the country’s national curriculum. Pupils will study the game as a subject like science or maths. Smart move?
Make exams earlier to end injustice, ministers urged
New proposals from the UK's Universities and Colleges Admissions Service say students should only apply to university after receiving their A-level results – not before.
Latin revivalists try to raise the dead
Statistics show Latin is growing in popularity in different types of schools. So what's the appeal – and the use – of a language no one speaks?
‘Open up!’ ministers tell top universities
Selective universities will have to 'earn' higher tuition fees by showing they welcome, even seek out, talent from all backgrounds. Class war or sensible change?
Snakes and ladders with new school tables
Government changes to school league tables will mean less choice for many GCSE pupils. But will focus on new core subjects raise standards?