education

1809, 2012

The new Baccalaureate Certificate: ultimate decider for student achievement

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By Professor Fiona Church, Executive Dean, Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences

The announcement of far reaching changes to the English examination system for secondary school students was not unexpected. For some time now, the Sec. State for Education has made it clear that the UK needs to improve standards. Questions have been raised over […]

1606, 2011

School academies….for or against?

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By Professor Fiona Church, Executive Dean, Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences

In my lecture tonight I cover the subject of academy schools – something that has generated controversy and debate.  I will present a short historical and legal perspective, discuss some of the controversy surrounding academy development and look at social and educational effect […]