Free courses to help students with future plans

UCAS has launched two useful new courses to help students, and the people who advise them, when it comes to making decisions on life after high school. There are more options open to young people than ever before, so deciding what the future holds can be tricky. UCAS’ two courses are designed to highlight the options open to learners, and […]

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Scots teens spend more time studying than rest of UK

New research has found that Scottish school pupils spend more time studying than their English, Welsh and Irish counterparts – but the gap between affluent and disadvantaged pupils is twice as high as south of the border. Scottish 15-year-olds are spending more time on non-essential study than the international average – 17.8 hours a week compared to 16.5 hours. It’s […]

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Teachers back National 4 exam change

The majority of Scots teachers support the motion to introduce a formal exam for National 4 qualifications, new research from the Scottish Qualifications Authority has found. Nat 4s, which were introduced in 2014, currently rely on coursework and internal assessment. Some have branded the qualification as ‘worthless’ due to the lack of exam. The SQA have conducted research to get […]

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BAFTA announces winners of Young Game Designers Awards

BAFTA (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts) has announced the winners of its prestigious Young Game Designers (YGD) competition, run in association with the Nominet Trust. Four young aspiring games creators and an inspirational teacher were all awarded prizes at a special ceremony held at BAFTA HQ hosted by Dev Griffin (BBC Radio 1) and Georgie Barrat (The […]

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Social media sites harming young people’s mental health

Four of the five most popular social media sites are having a negative impact on young people’s mental health, according to new research. Photo sharing platform Instagram has proven to be the most damaging, according to research from the Royal Society for Public Health and the Young Health Movement. The survey questioned 1,500 14 to 24-year-olds – and respondents said that […]

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