Tag: Impact

Students to get generous GCSE and A Level grades next summer to counter impact of pandemic

Heads down: A-levels and GCSEs are still hugely respected around the world (PA Wire)
Heads down: A-levels and GCSEs are still hugely respected around the world (PA Wire)

GCSE and A-level students will be awarded more generous grades to compensate for the pandemic, the Education Secretary has revealed.

Gavin Williamson said pupils in England will receive advance notice of some topics ahead of tests – as well as exam aids when sitting papers – to ensure this cohort of students is not disadvantaged.

Additional exams will also be run to give students a second chance to sit a paper if the main exams or assessments are missed due to illness or self-isolation, the Department

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Duke of Sussex tells Malala of worries about impact of Covid on girls’ education

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have expressed their concerns about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on girls’ education with activist Malala Yousafzai.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry are posing for a picture: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Yui Mok/PA)

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Yui Mok/PA)

Harry and Meghan’s video chat with the renowned 23-year-old education campaigner was released on Sunday to mark the International Day Of The Girl.

The trio spoke about how the Covid-19 outbreak has impacted young women’s access to education and the importance of learning.

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How Jill Biden’s 30 Years of Teaching Experience Could Positively Impact Education in the US

If Dr. Jill Biden’s eight years spent as a second lady taught us anything, it’s that she’s committed to positively impacting the educational system in the United States. While her husband, Joe, served as Vice President, Dr. Biden continued to teach English at Northern Virginia Community College. When recently asked whether if she would still teach if Joe won the presidency, her answer was her answer was one of hopeful determination.

“I hope so. I would love to [continue to teach]. If we get to the White House, I’m gonna continue to teach,” she said in an interview with Rita

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How the Current Crisis Could Impact the Future of Fashion Forever

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on bad practices and unsustainable business models across industries, but one sector in particular has found itself at the forefront of this exposure—the fashion industry.

As one of the world’s most destructive business sectors, fashion is the world’s second worst offender when it comes to water pollution, according to the 2019 Global Wellness Trends Report, and is responsible for approximately 10 percent of all carbon emissions. Not to mention, with overproduction running 30 to 40 percent each season, more than 70 percent of clothes end up in a landfill and “an estimated $500 billion

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