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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Wednesday 30 May 2012

New start for “vocational” schools

Pupils will be given the chance to transfer to a generation of new technical colleges at the age of 14 to train in subjects such as engineering, manufacturing, construction, business and computer science. The schools – sponsored by companies such as British Airways, Ford, Warner Brothers, Balfour Beatty and Jaguar Land Rover – will aim […]

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Bright pupils should start school at six

School pupils in England should start school later claims new research from Roehampton University’s Research Centre for Therapeutic Education. It highlighted eight decades of research in the US that suggested that a child’s intellectual development benefited from being slowed down in the early years. This avoided early “adultification” that often hit the future life prospects […]

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Maths Anxiety

An interesting article in The Guardian about maths anxiety. Although the concept of maths anxiety has been in the public arena since the 1950’s, new research from Stamford University has revealed what is happening in a child’s brain as they freeze in front of a maths question. It has shown that fear of maths replicates the […]