Tag: summer

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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For The ‘Free MBA’ Quantic, A Stratospheric Summer

The application picture is just beginning to come into focus at the top business schools in the United States. After much doubt and consternation over a spring and summer of coronavirus that followed a plunge in apps across the leading schools, we are seeing the first real evidence of what extended application deadlines, higher acceptance rates, bigger incentive packages, and more have wrought at the leading MBA programs. And the evidence should please those with a stake in the success of brick-and-mortar graduate business education: At the few schools that have released program data so far, we see waves of

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Pupils to face GCSE and A-Level exam delay next summer

Pupils wear face masks as they sit in class at Springburn Academy school in Glasgow - AFP
Pupils wear face masks as they sit in class at Springburn Academy school in Glasgow – AFP
Coronavirus Article Bar with counter
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GCSE and A-level exams will be delayed next summer to give children the chance to catch up on lost lesson time, Gavin Williamson has indicated.

The Education Secretary told The Telegraph he was studying plans for a “short delay” to public exams “with the aim of creating more teaching time”.

Sources suggested exams could be pushed back to June and July, but would not cut into the scheduled summer holidays.

Around four in 10 schools in England will

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Parents of special education kids hope for summer school

THORNWOOD, N.Y. — When Diane Segel started a petition urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to allow in-person extended summer school, she was at her wits’ end.

Since mid-March, after schools shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic, Segel struggled to function as a teacher, speech therapist, occupational therapist and physical therapist for her 3½-year-old son William, who has developmental delays.

While most children across the country transitioned into the routine of virtual learning, for those with special needs — who get a variety of in-person services — online learning has not been an effective option.

Diane Segel and her 3-year-old son William with special needs play with the sandbox toys as her 1-year-old son Charlie and husband Will Segel look on at home in Thornwood, N.Y. She started a petition to open up an extended school year for kids with special needs and over 25,000 people have signed it. She's been struggling over the last three months as online education doesn't work for her son and feels that he needs his in-person services to continue to develop.
Diane Segel and her 3-year-old
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