Advanced Highers under threat in Scots schools

Scottish Schools are considering dropping their Advanced Higher courses altogether due to the vast amount of workload they add for teachers and pupils. Forty-five percent of schools have decided to delay going through with the new Higher exam, which was introduced last August, sticking to the old-style Higher instead. Teaching unions, such as EIS, have suggested that the new Advanced Higher […]

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A different take on Shakespeare

He’s a staple of any English or drama classroom, but unfortunately he’s not always popular with pupils. We look at one way in which you can capture the imaginations of your young charges with a few different takes on some Shakespeare classics… The works of William Shakespeare aren’t always easy to teach. Written in an almost foreign language, it can […]

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Young people deliver messages on inclusive education to No.10

Young people travelled to Westminster this week [Tuesday 17th June] to find out what the UK government is doing to make sure that every child worldwide, regardless of their disability, gets a chance to go to school. Accompanied by the TV Presenter and Paralympian, Ade Adepitan, they then delivered hundreds of colourful messages to No.10 Downing Street. The ten young […]

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Adventures with PGL

School trips are a highlight for school pupils and teachers alike. So how do you go about arranging your own? PGL, the UK’s leading provider of school trips and children’s adventure holidays, is a hugely popular option with schools, offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences that fit with the curriculum too. Barry Forbes, a teacher at Montrose Academy, relates his experience of organising his […]

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Ask the Experts

If you want to bring more depth to your lessons, why not get a little bit of help from an expert in the field? When it comes to some classroom topics, whether it’s health-related, bullying or global poverty, charities are the very best resource out there. We take a look at what some major charities have to offer schools… OXFAM […]

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