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Two thousand schoolchildren ‘learn moor’

More than 2,000 schoolchildren were treated to an upland educational experience during this year’s Let’s Learn Moor events. Talks and interactive presentations were provided by those who live and work in the uplands including gamekeepers, farmers, conservationists, local organisations and the emergency services. Now in its fifth year the project continues to offer local schools… Read more »

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Universities face fines if they take on too many students
Students fighting for uni places

By politics.co.uk staff Over 275,000 students who applied to enter university this year are yet to secure a place, latest figures show. Statistics from the University and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) stated that 190,183 applicants were eligible for clearing. Only 4,083 students had failed to get their grades but found places through the clearing service… Read more »

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A-level results show 0.1% national improvement
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By Alex Stevenson Higher education minister David Willetts has dismissed the perennial ‘dumbing-down’ debate following yet another year of improvements in A-level scores. Total A to E passes were up from 97.5% to 97.6%, national figures showed. The new A* grade, introduced for the first time this year, constituted 8.1% of A-levels awarded. The results… Read more »