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‘Slanglish’ - the main culprit for students failing English GCSE

English GCSE Teacher at chalk board

The UK’s leading online tutoring agency has revealed that the use of ‘Slanglish’ is now the number one reason why students are failing their English GCSE. The site surveyed more than 2,000 tutors, and discovered that students using slang terminology in exams is the most commonly cited reason for students failing the subject, a 282% increase compared to data from 2015.

Students in the UK are failing their English GCSE because they’re using slang terminology in exams, according to the UK’s leading online tutoring agency.

TutorHouse.co.uk surveyed 2,103 of its tutors and found that the number of tutors citing ‘Slanglish’ as the main reason students are failing the subject has increased by 282% since 2015.

Education app Quizlet can help pupils master any subject, says Matt Glotzbach

Education app Quizlet's CEO, Matt Glotzbach

Education for Everybody editor Victor Galligan asked former YouTube vice president Matt Glotzbach about his latest venture, education app Quizlet, which is used by 1million teachers worldwide…

When and why did you become involved with Quizlet? What was your inspiration?

Throughout my career, I have been focused on building engaging technologies that solve real-world problems. I had the fortune of working on the founding team of Google Apps, including Apps for Education, where it became clear how essential technology is to education. And as a Vice President at Youtube, I further witnessed the incredible impact technology has in giving people access to tools and information for learning.  

Djanogly City Academy celebrates three years of record breaking results

Djanogly City Academy celebrates three years of record breaking results

Students and teachers at Djanogly City Academy are celebrating after beating their GCSE results record for a third year in a row.

The pass rate of 58 percent is up seven per cent from last year. 

The academy was judged to be “good” by Ofsted in May after being placed in special measures in 2013.

Several students achieved a new grade 9 and high pass rates in the new reformed GCSEs including science, history and geography.

For the second year running, 99 percent of students achieved a pass in science, and the percentage of students gaining a grade 4 (C grade) or above in geography and history are the highest the school has ever achieved.

'Children who learn thinking skills could improve GCSE results by a grade'

'Children who learn thinking skills could improve GCSE results by a grade'

Attending a Thinking School can improve pupils’ GCSE results by as much as a grade, according to new research.

And under the new Progress 8 accountability measure, which aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of key stage 4, schools can expect to see their scores increase by a grade.

Thinking Schools teach students to visualise their ideas with ‘maps’ which help children to create, understand, problem-solve and persist with tasks rather than merely regurgitate answers.

Research author Dr Dave Walters of the Cognitive Education Development Unit at Exeter University, believes the research establishes Thinking Schools as game-changers in school improvement. 

Active IQ Unveils Tech Level Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness & Exercise Science

A truly vocational course with strong career prospects for school leavers

As school leavers receive their GCSE Results (Thursday August 25, 2016) they must decide on their next steps in education or training.  Some will opt for A Levels while others may look for a job, training programme or apprenticeship to set them on a career path.