News / UK and world by Press Association May 15, 2018, 12:52 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter An alleged teenage terrorist planned to marry to an Islamic State fighter on Skype days before picking up her GCSE results, a court heard. Safaa Boular is on trial accused of plotting an attack on London with her sister Rizlaine under the guise of an Alice In Wonderland-themed tea party. She was allegedly inspired to cause carnage in the UK after she was stopped from joining her IS fiance before he was killed in Syria in April 2017. The court has heard how Naweed Hussain, in his 30s, from Coventry, had courted Boular after they met on Instagram. Boular was arrested upon her return from a holiday in Morocco in August 2016 and interviewed by police, the court heard. The then 16-year-old said she planned to marry Hussain via Skype on August 20, get her results on August 25, then travel to Syria two days later, the Old Bailey heard. … [Read more...] about Teenager planned to wed IS fighter before GCSE results, court told
Thousands of children in Bristol will be waiting anxiously to pick up their GCSE results this year. This year’s papers were tougher compared to previous years, with the grading system changed to reflect that. Here is everything you need to know ahead of the big day. The Bristol Post will be running a live blog on results day, showing the stunning success stories - not just the grades - of our students. If you would like us to visit, email [email protected] When is GCSE results day? Results for this year’s GCSE exams will be available from Thursday, August 23. Students will be able to collect their results from their school in the morning, with some releasing theirs as early as 8am. Individual schools will have different timings, so it’s best to check with them. If you are away on holiday, you can also arrange for them to be posted to you. Reading your grades The new 9 to 1 grading system will be used this year, a huge shift away from the traditional A* to G … [Read more...] about When GCSE results day is this year – and how to read the new grades
If you’re a 15 or 16-year-old, the chances are GCSE results day has been a long time coming. Thousands of teenagers across East Yorkshire will find out on August 23, 2018 whether they have made the grade to secure their college or apprenticeship place. This year is the second year the new GCSEs will be graded on the 9-1 scale, after the new boundaries were introduced in the league tables last summer. It is also the third year where schools will be judged not on how well their students performed, but how much they have progressed. Below, we’ve got everything you need to know to keep you calm and help you prepare for the big day, whatever your final grade. What to do before results day Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged. Try to get some sleep the night before - being sleep deprived isn't going to help so keep active the day before to keep your mind off things. Keep calm – check out our guide to coping with stress on results day here. Remind yourself of the … [Read more...] about When GCSE results will be released in Hull and East Yorkshire
For teenagers across Merseyside there will probably be one thing looming large in their minds this summer - GCSE results. After studying, preparing and sitting their exams, pupils will face weeks of waiting until the day they find out whether all their hard work paid off. This year’s GCSE results day falls on Thursday, August 23, towards the end of the summer break. It comes exactly a week after older students find out their grades on A Level results day. When can I pick up my results? Results will be available from Thursday, August 23. Students will be able to collect their results from their school in the morning - check with your school to find out the exact timings. If you are unable to pick up your results in person you can arrange to have them posted to you. What do the new grades mean? Students across England had to get to grips with the new grading system for the first time last summer, as the government replaced A* to G grades with scores of 9 to 1. A 9 is the top grade … [Read more...] about When is GCSE results day 2018? And what do the new grades mean?
Thousands of anxious youngsters across Derbyshire will soon receive their GCSE grades - but results day will be different this year. Three years ago, Progress 8 and Attainment 8 were introduced, which take into account results of a pupil's best eight GCSE results, including English and maths. Progress 8 also takes into account the educational level at which pupils entered the school. Last year, numbers started to replace letter grades in a couple for subjects but this will be extended further this year. Confused? We don't blame you. That's why we've provided the following Q&A. When are the exam results published? You will know if you have achieved your college, school or apprenticeship place from on the morning of Thursday, August 23. Different schools hand out the results at different times but many start at about 8am. Check what time your school is giving them out in advance. How different will they look? For a start they will feature a new grade scale which runs from 9 (the … [Read more...] about When are GCSE results out in Derby and Derbyshire