British sixth formers have achieved some of the best A-level results seen for several years, despite the introduction of tougher exams in England that depressed grades in several popular subjects, including the sciences.
David Laws has had three careers. In the first, lasting seven years after he left Cambridge University with a double first in economics, he worked in the City of London as an investment banker, getting very rich as bankers do. In the second, lasting 21 years, he was a Liberal Democrat politician, aspiring to high office as politicians do.
The Labour Party has been under fire in recent days over allegations that it would write-off existing student debt if in governnment. What happened?
Labour has accused Theresa May’s government of allowing more than 600,000 pupils to be taught by unqualified teachers.
The number of permanent exclusions from schools in England has gone up, with the equivalent of 35 children being expelled every school day, according to government figures.
University vice-chancellors earning more than the prime minister will be asked to prove they are worth it as part of a clampdown on accelerating pay increases among higher education leaders.
It is 8.30 on a Thursday morning. Ordinarily, this leafy street in south London would be teeming with life, as boys clad in black blazers and striped ties make their way to school. Today, the road is uncharacteristically quiet.
A group of students are preparing to take legal action against a top university after alleging they became unwell by living in mouldy and mice-infested accommodation.
John McDonnell has rowed back slightly on Jeremy Corbyn’s pre-election suggestion that Labour could wipe out existing student debt, saying this was “an ambition” for the party in power but would not necessarily happen.
The government is facing pressure to investigate the high salaries awarded to university vice-chancellors amid accusations that students’ tuition fees are being used to inflate the pay packets of senior management.
On Thursday, the SNP’s Finance Secretary revealed the Scottish government’s draft budget. What are the big changes?
A new YouGov Live poll suggests that 14% of Britons think the United Kingdom would be better off without its capital - including a plurality of UKIP voters.
A new survey for Shout Out UK suggests that an overwhelming proportion of the UK public support compulsory political education. And rightly so.