Today is A level results day and we are congratulating all those who worked hard for their grades. We also look at higher education and sugar in schools.
At the start of the month, new powers were announced for the universities regulating body the Office for Students. The newly appointed Universities Minister Jo Johnson took this chance to outline his ambition for all students to receive a high-quality education and receive value for money at university.
We have made great progress in ensuring universities are open to all, with record rates of disadvantaged 18-year-olds in higher education. But much more needs to be done and we expect the sector to make significant progress in the coming years.
We want to create opportunity for everyone. Employment has risen in every UK region under this government, wages are outstripping inflation, the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has narrowed and the proportion of 16 and 17-year-olds in education or apprenticeships is at its highest ever.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the latest UCAS admissions data, the narrowing disadvantage gap in primary schools and an update on the Taking Teaching Further programme.
Today’s Education in the media blog focuses on a report today from Universities UK about the benefits to the economy of more people going to university.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the rise of unconditional offers being offered to applicants by universities.
Today’s blog looks at national primary school offer day.
Today’s Education in Media blog looks at news around the schools admissions code, the University College Unions strike action , education export statistics and Minister Nick Gibb’s editorial on education standards.
Today’s Education in the Media looks at the report by UCAS on university applications and the continued coverage around uniform policies in schools.