Education

English-medium education to put more emphasis on Welsh

Image caption Pupils at English-medium Llysfaen Primary School in Cardiff do some subjects like maths using Welsh Welsh will no longer be classed as a second language in English-medium schools, under new proposals. All pupils will follow the same curriculum for the language from 2022, but English-medium pupils will not necessarily be expected to meet […]

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GCHQ sets up all-female cyber-training classes

Image copyright Getty Images All-female classes in cyber-skills are being set up by the GCHQ intelligence service, in an attempt to recruit a wider range of online security experts. Almost 90% of the cyber-skills workforce worldwide is male, says GCHQ’s cyber-defence arm, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). With warnings of serious skills shortages, the […]

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Liverpool University Chinese cheating email 'racist'

Image copyright Google Image caption Liverpool University later apologised and said the intention “was not to single out any particular group” A university has been accused of racism after it sent an e-mail suggesting Chinese students didn’t know what cheating was. The University of Liverpool sent the note about exam conduct to its international scholars. […]

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Birkenhead school's meal threat angers parents

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Devonshire Park Primary said it had been forced to take action as it was owed more than £1,000 Parents have reacted angrily to a letter sent by a school threatening to withhold hot meals from children if dinner money arrears are not paid. Devonshire Park Primary in Merseyside said it […]

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Rich students save by paying fees up front

Image copyright Getty Images The wealthiest students are going to university in England for the lowest cost, by paying their tuition fees up front, say researchers. About 10% of students are not taking out loans and so avoid interest rates of 6.3% paid by other students, says the Intergenerational Foundation. The think tank says it […]