Steerpike 17 August 2018 4:57 PM 17 August 2018 4:57 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp When Alex Salmond stepped down as First Minister, he famously unveiled a commemorative stone engraved with the message ‘The rocks will melt with the sun before I allow tuition fees to be imposed on Scottish students.’ If he wants to see melting, he should go to the UCAS website and look at the courses up for grabs in the clearing system – then change the settings to say you’re Scottish. The courses melt away. (For example, here is the English version of Glasgow University clearing courses: law, history, all sorts of gems. And here is the Scottish version). Why the difference? Because England’s students bring fees. As a direct result opportunities are created for them – even in Scotland. The SNP decided that Scottish students would not carry fees, and as a direct result they have less opportunity. Even in Scotland. And how … [Read more...] about Revealed: the Scottish uni courses for (feepaying) English students only
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The College of Richard Collyer, Horsham, has yet again achieved superb results. Students have excelled with an A-level pass rate at an astonishing record of 99.7%, with 59% achieving grades A*/B and 83% A*/C! 11% of Collyer’s students achieved A*. Collyer’s Principal Sally Bromley said she was extremely pleased with the outstanding results. “These results are stellar – the best ever! A pass rate of 99.7% and 59% A*-B grades is a fantastic achievement for our staff and students.” Collyer’s Chair of Governors David Skipp was thrilled: “These results are superb! Well done everyone, Collyer’s just goes from strength to strength!” In a number of A-level subjects the results are particularly outstanding. Dance posted 94% at A*/B, Art Textiles a staggering 91% of students achieving A*/B, 86% of Food and Nutrition students passed with A*/B, while 80% of French students also gained A*/B. 76% of Maths and Psychology students respectively … [Read more...] about ‘Stellar success’ for Horsham’s College of Richard Collyer
The long summer of waiting for your A level results is finally over. And in just a matter of days, A level students across the land will get to find out their results. For many, their exams won’t have gone to planned, but there is another way - clearing. There are hundreds of courses with vacancies listed on the Ucas clearing website for the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). All of the courses listed available are subject to change over the coming days. Anyone who wishes to apply should check the availability of places on their university website before calling the clearing helpline. These are the most up to date lists for each university from their website and UCAS as of August 15. Anyone wanting to apply for courses at the University of Manchester should call 0161 464 5774, visit the website HERE or email [email protected] Anyone wanting to apply for courses at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) should call 0161 247 3000 or visit … [Read more...] about Clearing 2018: The courses available at Manchester universities
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. Spend a day in central Berlin and you might begin to wonder what the official language is. There will be the coffee shop with a sign proclaiming “We accept Sofortüberweisung,” or young Germans on the U-Bahn who say “Oh nice!” when hearing about the “highlight” rather than the Höhepunkt of a friend’s weekend. Then they might grumble that a concert got gecancelt. Is Denglisch becoming so ubiquitous that it is causing the German language itself to go extinct? Not exactly, Free University of Berlin linguistics researcher Dr. Britta Schneider tells The Local. Rather, it’s causing the language to evolve, bringing in more English words and phrases that simply become part of the Deutsch vocabulary after a while. This causes the original German words to either be used very sparingly, informally or not at all. Now Germans will say computer … [Read more...] about Could Denglisch one day kill off German?
Computer science students took part in Oakham School’s first ever Hackathon!The all-day event was specially designed to encourage and develop students’ problem solving skills and abilities.Students were challenged to work in teams to solve a range of different computer science conundrums – just as they would in Hackathons that take place in universities and in the commercial world.“Our focus was on fun problem solving. There were a variety of challenges – some of which felt familiar, but encouraged students to practise and hone skills they already had,” says Michael Crofts, head of computer science.“Others were specifically included to introduce new concepts and skills – to encourage students to be brave and not fear a challenge, but to apply skills they have into a new area,” he added.There was also a series of workshops – which ran concurrently to the activities – which aimed to support students by equipping them with … [Read more...] about Computer science students rise to challenge