'Universities and colleges are ready to support students in making the transition into higher education during this, the most challenging of years, with appropriate plans in place to start teaching in earnest, and student safety their paramount consideration.' … [Read more...] about Scottish exam bosses DOWNGRADE 25% of results after teachers tried to give pupils the best pass rate ever when COVID cancelled tests – so will the rest of Britain’s teenagers suffer the same fate?
The bars and restaurants are The Bieldside Inn; The Bobbin; Brewdog; Buckie Farm Carvery; Cafe Andaluz; Cafe Dag; Cafe Drummond; The Cock and Bull; The College Bar; The Dutch Mill; Dyce Carvery; East End Social Club; Ferryhill House Hotel; The Hawthorn; The Howff, The Justice Mill, The Marine Hotel, McGinty's; McNasty's; Malmaison; Moonfish Cafe, No 10 Bar; O'Donoghues; Old Bank Bar; Prohibition; Soul; The Spiders Web, and The Draft Project. … [Read more...] about Queen and Prince Philip arrive at Balmoral day before Aberdeen lockdown begins
'First, there is a lack of workers to do the testing. If we don't ask all the health workers to be available by mobilizing all of them, there are just not enough people,' emergency services doctor Christophe Prudhomme at a hospital in Bobigny, Paris. … [Read more...] about More air bridges scrapped: Bahamas, Andorra and Belgium will be taken off UK’s quarantine-exemption list on Saturday meaning anyone visiting them must isolate for two weeks on return
‘Now, the Government’s making threatening noises about that. But in the end, they won’t be able to carry out their threats.’ She said some schools might find it ‘simply impossible’ to operate safely and therefore could not have ‘all children back’, The Daily Telegraph reported. … [Read more...] about Exam U-turn: Schools in England WILL be given new powers to appeal GCSE and A-level grades, although pupils still WON’T, as regulator finally reveals guidance just a week before results
Hundreds of protesters marched outside the Scottish Qualifications Authority office in Glasgow after the public body downgraded marks for tests that were not sat because of the coronavirus lockdown. Statisticians believe Ofqual's system for grading English students is not sensitive enough to give fair marks - and English pupils are barred from individually appealing their grades … [Read more...] about 300,000 A-level pupils in England face lower marks than expected as 39% of grades set by teachers ‘will be downgraded’ – amid fury in Scotland over 25% of papers marked down