Education

Sir Michael Morpurgo inspires children at opening of Monkerton Community Primary School

Sir Michael Morpurgo was the guest of honour at the official opening of Monkerton Community Primary School on 16 September, when guests were given a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities that children in Reception and Year 1 have been enjoying since the start of term. The school has become the fourth in the Cornerstone Academy Trust.

Sir Michael delighted the children by reading his book about being six years old himself, Owl or Pussycat? , and he left the copy of the book for the school library.

He said: “It’s such an honour to be at the beginning of a school. It’s as if...

Should you study through Reed Courses?

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Tue, 09/07/2021 - 5:43pm

In the modern day there are so many options available to you if you are looking to start a new career or further an existing one and need the qualifications to enable you to do so. Alternatively, you may just be curious to learn a new subject and are not sure the best way to go about it. Reed Courses are one of the options available to you, and a valuable resource to be aware of.

The history of Reed

Reed, founded in 1960, started as a high street recruitment agency in London, and to this day still has 95 physical recruitment offices throughout the UK. In the 90s Reed...

Popular fashion courses you can study in London

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Fri, 08/27/2021 - 9:34am

Fashion has evolved from an aesthetic standpoint to a more environmentally conscious ideological system. Environmentalists have come up with new ideas and ways for dealing with dangerous chemicals. Specialists have started to develop ground-breaking ways to address this urgent situation in an attempt to re-establish the mutualistic relationship between environment and civilization. These concepts have had a huge impact on the area of study, leading to the creation of a multitude of fields, specialties, degrees, certificates, and other customized courses. The degree that a person chooses...

Can your organisation or business spark imagination and inspire families to try something new? 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 08/23/2021 - 3:00pm

The Campaign for Learning is inviting organisations and businesses to run special activities for this year’s Family Learning Festival (16th to 31st October). This year’s theme is ‘Play, Imagine, Learn’.

The Family Learning Festival, now in its 23rd year, aims to promote a love of learning for life. Organisers run activities for different generations to learn together. The Festival is for all the family, children and their parents, carers, grandparents, uncles, aunts and friends take part.

Juliette Collier, National Director at the Campaign for Learning said, “There are...

Paving bright futures with some excellent GCSE results

It was smiles all around last week as The Maynard GCSE students nervously peeled open their results’ envelopes with anxious parents watching on.

“I wasn’t all that worried until I got out the car but then the butterflies came! I’m just glad it’s all over as the whole process has been quite stressful. I am so happy and honestly wasn’t expecting these results,” said a beaming Natalie Conboy who achieved an incredible eight Grade 9s and one Grade 8.

England basketballer and Team Bath netball player, Natalie Charity, proved her excellent time management skills with some...

Increased numbers of Learn Devon GCSE adult learners celebrate their achievements

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 08/16/2021 - 11:18pm

The number of GCSE adult learners across the county gaining GCSE qualifications has increased this year, despite another year of disruption caused by the pandemic.

110 learners attained their GCSE qualifications with Learn Devon this year, up by 15% from the previous academic year.

Under usual circumstances, adult learners at Learn Devon would meet at one of their learning centres, however, for the second year, they have met via a video link to celebrate with their tutors. The learners have completed the intensive ten-month maths and English GCSE courses and have been...

Blundell's A-Level & GCSE Results 2021

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 08/13/2021 - 9:44am

After a year of disruptions and interruptions we are delighted to celebrate the resilience, adaptability, and diligence of our pupils as they received their A-Level and GCSE results this week.

In what has been an extraordinarily challenging period for all schools, we are pleased that the exam results are an accurate reflection of the ability and efforts of a group of pupils who have had to cope with so much uncertainty and change at this critical stage of their education. For these pupils, considerable sections of work were delivered through our remote learning programme, and...

Year 11 prepare for the sixth form

The community of Exeter School, the city’s largest independent school, pays tribute to Year 11 pupils on their fortitude and resilience during a pandemic.

This year’s cohort of young people, supported by their families, teachers and pastoral staff, have tackled the challenges of the past two years with characteristic energy and enthusiasm.

Exeter School Head Louise Simpson said she could not be more proud of all that pupils had achieved in their two years of GCSE study despite the many changes and unpredictable elements of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“There is no...

QE Releases GCSE Results, Students Rightly Proud of their Achievements

Year 11 students picked up their results at QE’s Western Road campus this morning.

Rupert Poole, Principal at QE said, “There was an excellent atmosphere in school today as students came in to collect their results. They have worked hard on their studies throughout their time in school and online during the various lockdowns. Students are therefore right to feel proud of their achievements. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them and to wish them all the very best for the future.

“The grades the students have received are the product of their perseverance...

Record-breaking success for ECS pupils

Exeter Cathedral School is celebrating another year of outstanding academic results. The Class of 2021 sat the prestigious Common Entrance exams, with 75% of all papers being graded A*-B. 100% of pupils have been awarded a place at their chosen senior school – with a record 84% of pupils winning a scholarship/exhibition.

Pupils will be moving on in September to some of the country’s leading senior schools, either close to home (Blundell’s, Exeter School, Maynard, Wellington) or further afield to Marlborough College, Sherborne School, Canford and Lancing College. They have been...

Class of 2021 look to life beyond Exeter School

The Exeter School community congratulates the Class of 2021 on their A Level achievement, showing great resilience during a pandemic.

This year’s cohort of young people, supported by their teachers, pastoral staff, friends, and family have tackled the challenges of learning in new ways with characteristic determination and vigour.

Exeter School Head Louise Simpson acknowledged the huge amount of hard work by pupils, which has enabled them to continue to make excellent progress over the last two academic years, preparing them for their future beyond school.

Ms...

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