Devon school staff on duty over Easter holidays to support key workers

Teachers and staff in nearly 170 Devon schools are working over the Easter holidays to provide care and support for the children of key workers.

The Government ordered schools across the country to close their doors a week early for Easter because of the coronavirus crisis but asked staff to remain open for the children of key workers such as NHS staff, care workers, delivery drivers and those in the food industry.

Devon's schools have identified which pupils qualify and determined if their families wanted a place.

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Going Back to School: What You Need to Get Your Advanced Degree

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 03/26/2020 - 7:28am

Going back to school can be an exciting, and sometimes, stressful thought process. It's easy to go back and forth on whether or not you should do so, and don't worry if you still haven't figured out the right decision for you.

If you’ve been thinking about getting your advanced degree for a while (and it’s never too late to), then you’ve probably been researching how to go about this, which schools you’re interested in, how long the programs are, and how much they will cost.

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Ten top tips for home schooling

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 03/25/2020 - 8:50pm

Are you one of the many parents homeschooling since schools closed? Do you have a sharpened sense of respect for the teaching profession? Are those long summer holidays teachers enjoy looking less of a perk and more of a necessity?

Well, fear not, here are some home schooling tips for stressed out parents.

Ten top home-schooling tips

Rosetta Stone announces free language learning courses for school children worldwide

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sun, 03/22/2020 - 10:27am

With the halls of learning closed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, in excess of 10 million school kids across the UK need to continue their revision and learning at home.

So, who can parents turn to as they look to make sure their children do not fall behind and are still picking up the knowledge and learning they would be at school?

For pupils studying language in particular, learning in isolation is a huge obstacle. Practicing phrases verbally and having conversations to hone your skills is essential to improving your understanding and ability.

National accreditation for Exeter College counselling qualification

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Fri, 03/13/2020 - 11:39am

Exeter College’s Advanced Professional Diploma in Counselling Theory and Therapeutic Practice has been accredited by the National Counselling Society (NCS), providing professional backing to the Level 4 qualification being offered by the College for adult learners.  

The accreditation means that the NCS, one of the country’s leading professional bodies in this area, has signed off on the teaching and learning on the qualification and believe that the course develops students who are safe, competent and ethical to practice counselling professionally.  

Sport is for Everyone! QE's Partner Primaries put through their Paces

Authored by QueenElizabeth
Posted: Tue, 03/10/2020 - 7:36pm

The Crediton Sports Partnership has kicked off 2020 energetically, delivering a smorgasbord of sport to its partner primary schools, through their successful primary sports and leadership program. 

On the menu, since Christmas, has been Gymnastics for Years 3 & 4, Multi-Skills for Years 1 & 2 and a Gifted and Talented session for Years 5 & 6, supported by the extremely professional Year 9 QE Sports Leaders. 

Charlie McNamara will be going to study with Harvard in September 2021.

Exeter College Student Accepted at Prestigious American University

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 03/05/2020 - 8:29am

An Exeter College student is set to jet across the Atlantic to study with Harvard University after being offered a place with the world-renowned Ivy League university.  

Charlie McNamara, 18, is currently in the second year of her International Baccalaureate with Exeter College and, after a lengthy application process, has been one of around just 5% of applicants to be accepted to study with Harvard.  

“I was so happy when I found out that I just burst in to tears,” said Charlie, who will be studying for a Liberal Arts degree.  

Exeter subjects ranked amongst the world’s best, according to influential league table

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 03/04/2020 - 2:41pm

Subjects across the Arts and Sciences at the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the very best worldwide, in the latest influential global league table.

Eleven subjects are ranked in the world’s top 100 – with five in the top 50 and one rising into the top 10 - according to the latest QS World University Subject Rankings, published on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

Getting a Degree Important for Entrepreneurs?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Wed, 03/04/2020 - 8:53am

Today, very few people are of the opinion that higher education is necessary for doing business. The majority seems to think that no specialized training is needed to become a successful entrepreneur. It is enough if you have natural gifts, tenacity, willpower, and strength of character. Contemporary businessmen and women should be ready for constant pressure and possess a psychological capacity for it. 

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Exeter picks up City of Apprenticeships title

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:57am

The City of Exeter has received national recognition for its exceptional recruitment of Apprentices.  In a period where Apprenticeships starts have fallen, Exeter has bucked the national trend to sit at the top of the league table of the nation’s cities. 

Top independent school in Devon on every measure for GCSEs

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:48am

The Maynard School has triumphed again with today’s GCSE Performance Tables, published by the Department for Education, putting the all-girls’ school in Exeter as the undisputed top performing independent school in Devon on every measure. 

This news mirrors yesterday’s A-level Performance Tables which also ranked The Maynard as the best of Devon’s independent sector in all key areas.

At GCSE level, the school officially is: