Get the facts: Education

20 August 2012

Do only one in six pupils take a core academic subject?

Thousands of young people across the country will receive their GCSE results this week. But how many took core academic subjects?

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Do only one in six pupils take a core academic subject?
10 August 2012

Are half of EU students failing to repay their loans?

Two papers claimed this morning that a significant number of EU students were benefiting from a "free education" at UK universities as they failed to repay student loans. Our analysis …

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Are half of EU students failing to repay their loans?
3 August 2012

Are poor, black, disabled boys 168 times more likely to be excluded from school?

Yesterday's Independent published a blog on 'equality for all in our education system' which included an interesting claim on the probability of being excluded from school. Will this claim stand …

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Are poor, black, disabled boys 168 times more likely to be excluded from school?
27 July 2012

Are a quarter of secondary school maths classes taught by non-maths teachers?

Commenting on the 'crisis in maths teaching' in yesterday's Guardian, Matt Parker claimed that about a quarter of secondary school maths classes are taught by non-maths teachers. Do his figures …

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Are a quarter of secondary school maths classes taught by non-maths teachers?
26 July 2012

Are 90 pupils a day suspended from primary school for violence?

Today the front page of the Daily Mail led with a claim that 90 primary pupils a day are sent home for violence in class. But where is this statistic …

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Are 90 pupils a day suspended from primary school for violence?
17 July 2012

Are there more than 4,250 schools in Britain without a male teacher?

With figures released this week showing record numbers of male trainee primary school teachers, do thousands of British schools still lack a male teacher?

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Are there more than 4,250 schools in Britain without a male teacher?
25 June 2012

Science: a girl thing, not yet a women thing — women in science in the UK

The European Commission's 'Science: It's a girl thing!' campaign launched at the end of last week. A controversial video brought the campaign a good deal of attention. But is the …

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Science: a girl thing, not yet a women thing — women in science in the UK
22 June 2012

Are today's pupils worse at maths than those of the 1970s?

Amidst the controversy over GCSEs and A-Levels, the Telegraph has claimed that maths standards are worse now than they were in the 1970s. Is this true?

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Are today's pupils worse at maths than those of the 1970s?
30 May 2012

Are record numbers of teachers leaving the profession?

On Sunday the Independent reported that there was an exodus from the teaching profession as the number of teachers leaving the profession before they reached retirement age hit a record …

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Are record numbers of teachers leaving the profession?

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