GCSE results 2014

22 August 2014

Thousands of young people collected their GSCE results from schools across the country.

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GCSE changes could flip league tables as schools await results

The number of schools at risk of being forced to become academies could rocket after this year’s GCSE results are published, according to an education expert. Read more

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Government unveils major new boost to apprenticeships

A major boost in apprenticeships was unveiled by the Government as thousands of teenagers contemplated their future as they prepared to receive their exam results. Read more

Family Arts Festival returns to the UK in October

Now in its second year, the Family Arts Festival will host a huge variety of arts events right across the UK, from 17 October to 2 November 2014. From World War 1-themed concerts to a giant family picnic, there will be something for all generations of the family to enjoy. Read more

Sir Andrew Motion launches poetry collection for schools

Former poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion has compiled an anthology of verse specially designed for pupils to recite in school competitions. The collection features more than 200 poems by writers including Chaucer, Keats and Wordsworth, as well as contemporary poets, including Benjamin Zephaniah, Simon Armitage and Sir Andrew’s successor as poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. Read more

BFI Film Academy

Applications are now open to 16-19-year-olds from across the UK for the BFI Film Academy. Successful applicants will gain invaluable experience working alongside industry experts and a variety of practitioners. The goal of the academy is to demystify the film industry and show it as a viable career option for young people. Read more

Street Arts Academy Workshops

Artsdepot is offering a week of free workshops led by professional street arts performers. You'll learn everything you need to know to and help bring the show to life, including how to interact and make mischief with the audience. Apply now

Africa on the Square Celebrates Talent

On 11 October, the first ever ‘Africa on the Square’, will celebrate traditions and cultures from and inspired by the African Continent. As well as an African market, food stalls and lots of interactive activities, we are searching for aspiring, local talent to perform on stage in Trafalgar Square as part of Africa on the Square Celebrates Talent (ACT). Read more

Create the Trophy 2015

An opportunity for young designers in the UK to create an iconic trophy worthy of the £1 million Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering 2015 (QEPrize). Young designers are invited to create an iconic trophy that encapsulates the spirit and wonder of modern engineering. Read more


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