UK Unemployment Drops, Private Sector Jobs Reach Peak According to ONS Data

UK Unemployment Drops, Private Sector Jobs Reach Peak According to ONS Data

Unemployment in the UK has registered a drop of 82,000 to 2.51 million between August to October, according to official figures from the Office of National Statistics. It reflected the largest quarterly drop in unemployment statistics since 2001. Employment also rose 40,000 to 29.6 million, the … [Read more...]

UK Education Ranked Sixth Best Globally, Second Best in Europe

UK Education Ranked Sixth Best Globally, Second Best in Europe

A new independent league table ranking universities globally has placed the UK education system at sixth best in the developed world. The study called The Learning Curve was conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for Pearson, the education firm. It aims to help policymakers, school … [Read more...]

Latest Statistics Show Students’ Career Path After Graduation

Latest Statistics Show Students’ Career Path After Graduation

Despite having tougher employment prospects, employment statistics for last year’s graduates still proved to be “much better than feared” as they do not show a significant difference from the year before despite being expected to fare worse in the midst of a weak economy and spending cuts. … [Read more...]

Essay Writer University Guide: A Survey of the Most Common Freshers’ Experiences

As the first week of university starts for many first-year university entrants, it is only fitting to let them know what to expect when they live away from the comforts of home for the first time and are suddenly thrust into the company of thousands of people about their age in an environment where … [Read more...]

English GCSE Marks Lowered Due to Grade Boundary Changes, Exam Boards May Face Legal Action

English GCSE Marks Lowered Due to Grade Boundary Changes, Exam Boards May Face Legal Action

A survey of 800 schools by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) found that 87% had complaints about the GCSE English results, which saw a huge majority of secondary school students unable to get C grade passes due to last minute changes to the English GCSE grade boundaries. The … [Read more...]

Employers Express Concern Over School Leavers’ Lack of Basic Skills

Employers Express Concern Over School Leavers’ Lack of Basic Skills

In the first year of tuition fees reaching an all-time high of £9,000, some students in the UK who have gained GCSE qualifications choose to take a job, training scheme or apprenticeship instead of continuing formal education at sixth-form or college and gaining A levels. However, a common complaint … [Read more...]

A-level Results Released, Top Marks Drop for First Time in Over Two Decades

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The 16th August marks A-level results day this year as approximately 300,000 sixth-formers all over the country finally determine whether their grades are good enough for admission to the university and course of their choice. Figures show that 26.6% of exams were awarded an A or A* this year, … [Read more...]

Government Supports Calls for Students to be Excluded from Net Migration Statistics

A cross-party group of MPs released a report earlier this week saying that foreign students should be exempted from wider targets on immigration, which the UK government introduced to stop the influx of people who apply for student visas as a front to live and work in Britain. This will make it … [Read more...]

Newly Released Figures Reveal Trends on the Future of Students after Graduation

Newly Released Figures Reveal Trends on the Future of Students after Graduation

Recent figures coming from the Office for National Statistics show that formal education might be worth the effort and expense, after all. Graduates will be more likely to find work than those who have not obtained a degree. At the end of last year, statistics show that graduates of all ages who … [Read more...]