Smiles, hugs and tears on A-level results day
Do exam results matter? For students receiving their results, A-levels may seem like the line between success and failure. But one top school says an “all-round” education is more important.
‘You make your own luck. You make it in training’
One week into Rio, the world’s most amazing athletes are jumping, swimming and riding their way to glory. But all eyes are on ‘the best gymnast in history’: Simone Biles. What’s her secret?
England need to know ‘the beauty of failure’
A shattering defeat by Australia condemned England to elimination from the Rugby World Cup at the first stage. Is winning a game all that matters? Or is true sport about learning how to lose?
Differing fortunes for tennis’s record chasers
Serena Williams has completed her second ‘Serena Slam’ at Wimbledon, but Roger Federer fell just short of a historic eighth title. Should we root for legends or underdogs?
Paddington Bear revived for a new generation
The iconic, accident-prone immigrant from Peru has had a makeover for a new big budget film. It is one of many recent ‘reboots’ of children’s classics, but do remakes spoil the originals?
Twitter sale makes ‘dropout’ a tech millionaire
Shares in the microblogging service Twitter will go on sale to the public next month, earning a fortune for founder Jack Dorsey. How did a scruffy college dropout become a tech millionaire?
Talent is a destructive myth, claims new book
A new book argues that the ‘myth’ of innate talent is holding students back, and crippling people’s life chances. It’s the latest salvo in a long and controversial debate.