University offers could be based on real exam results after predicted grades fiasco

The government has announced plans to overhaul the university admissions system so students are offered places based on their actual exam results rather than predicted grades. Education secretary Gavin Williamson said the proposals would “remove the unfairness” and help increase opportunities for high achievers from disadvantaged backgrounds.   The reformed system would also bring an end to unconditional offers, which […]

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Students in Scotland told ‘realistic possibility’ they may not be allowed home for Christmas

University students in Scotland may have to stay in their halls of residence over Christmas, the Holyrood government has said. John Swinney, Scotland’s education secretary, said there was a “realistic possibility” that students would be prevented from returning home in December “if we have a situation where the virus has not been controlled”. Speaking on the BBC Good Morning Scotland […]

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Government urged to delay university term as thousands of students caught up in coronavirus lockdowns

The government has been urged to stop students arriving at universities amid fears teenagers across the UK will be “locked in their rooms”  as coronavirus outbreaks force thousands to self-isolate. Labour said education secretary Gavin Williamson must consider delaying the start of the autumn term until mass on-campus Covid-19 testing or remote learning options were available. The call came after […]

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Four new cases in managed isolation

There are four new Covid-19 cases today in managed isolation. There are no new community cases today. Of the four new border cases: • One arrived from Qatar via Australia on 5 November and tested positive at routine testing around day 12 of their stay in managed isolation.• Two arrived from the UK via Qatar and Australia on 12 November […]

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All BVSD schools moving to remote learning Nov. 17 because of coronavirus – The Denver Post

The Boulder Valley School District will switch to all remote learning starting Nov. 17 because of rising case numbers and quarantines, Superintendent Rob Anderson announced at Tuesday’s school board meeting. Anderson said skyrocketing cases have stretched contact tracing for both the health department and the district team, overwhelming the district to the point they can’t keep up — and likely […]

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Ucas warns of ‘devolution divide’ from university admissions overhaul

A far-reaching overhaul of the university admissions system, which would mean places being offered on the basis of grades rather than predictions, could open up a “devolution divide” without an agreement with the devolved nations, Ucas has said. Pressure has been growing for a shift from the current system under which sixth formers in England apply to university in January […]

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Kaitaia drive-by shooting: Two people injured as shots fired at car

Two people have been injured in a drive-by shooting in the early hours today in a small town just north of Kaitaia. The two victims were parked on the side of the road at the intersection of Inland Rd and Lake Ohia Flood Bypass Rd, Lake Ohia, when another car approached them. The occupants of the “passing dark-coloured, possibly four-door […]

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Live updates of the latest information – are there any more community cases?

Health authorities are set to provide the latest Covid-19 information after two people in the community tested positive in Christchurch this week. A second worker at the Sudima managed isolation facility tested positive yesterday, and was a close workplace contact of the case reported on Monday. Both cases came into contact with the international mariners while carrying out their duties […]

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