Wales By Jenny Rees BBC Wales home affairs correspondent 13 June 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-48531149 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A free advice clinic provided by law students has a six-month waiting list because people on … [Read more...] about Law students advise ‘desperate’ clients
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PUBLISHED: 14:16 16 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:46 16 August 2012 From left, Rachel Alsos, Ellie Griffiths and Rani Ranavaya from County High were all delighted by their results. Archant IT was high fives all round at Saffron Walden County High School today as pupils bucked the national trend by raising the bar once again. The number of A-level students awarded A grades or higher has fallen nationally for the first time in more than 20 years – but at the County High the percentage was up from 36 per cent to 39 per cent.A record number of 50 students gained at least three A* or A grades compared to 34 in 2011.The A*-C pass rate of 92 per cent was also 1 per cent higher than last year.Headteacher John Hartley expressed his “tremendous delight” that the students had achieved such great success. “Overall this is another superb set of results from our students,” he said. “Their … [Read more...] about A-level round-up: Students raise the bar once again
Apple’s WWDC developer event is a major event in the global tech calendar. With over 1.4 billion devices running Apple’s platforms around the world, it’s a chance for developers to come together and learn about the future of Apple tech and how it will affect their businesses. It’s not just developers that receive invites into the coveted space that is Apple Park. Each year, Apple runs a WWDC scholarship programme, which gives students from around the world a free ticket to WWDC and a place to stay during the conference, so they get to partake in all the action. Phil Schiller, senior VP of worldwide marketing at Apple, puts this growth in student developers down to the creation of Swift, Apple’s coding language, as well as the ease of publishing on the App Store. “We’re seeing kids come into it with the most brilliant, creative ideas, ready to start their career in software,” he says. “And they bring so much enthusiasm … [Read more...] about Meet the London students going to Apple’s WWDC 2019 event
“Why am I one of the only girls in my school studying A level maths?”I’m rarely stumped by questions from students, but this one — from a 17-year-old student who attended a recent talk I gave at London’s Royal Institution — really made me think.In the UK, all students have to study maths until the age of 16, with boys and girls achieving broadly similar GCSE results. However, the numbers who go on to study maths at A level reveal a striking gender split. Female students accounted for 39.3 per cent of A level maths entries in 2018. For further maths, this dropped even further to 28.3 per cent. While maths is the number one A level subject choice for boys, for girls it is fourth behind English, psychology and biology. What lies behind these numbers? As a maths teacher — and lover of puzzles — I have attempted to find out the answer, and explain how attitudes towards maths and numeracy have a direct bearing on our career aspirations and … [Read more...] about Women and maths — what’s not adding up?
Millions of Brits regret not taking maths more seriously at a younger age, a study has found. A poll of 2,000 adults revealed numbers, statistics and keeping on top of financial matters sends many of us into a panic. And that has left 43 per cent admitting they wish they concentrated more on the subject when they were at school. Others said they wished finances, numeracy and budgeting had been a bigger part of their life at home and school when they were younger to avoid difficulty later on in life. Four in 10 of the parents who took part in the study even admitted they avoid helping their children with maths homework because they ‘know’ they will struggle. Due to this only one in five parents said they feel ‘very confident’ when helping their kids with secondary school maths work - and one third said believe they’d be better at this if they had a better understanding of maths. Fear of numbers also appears to have a knock-on effect with household finances, … [Read more...] about Footie roadshow looks to boost maths skills as survey reveals millions of Brits regret not studying more at younger age