Oxford University official speaks out on Education reforms

18 October 2013

The Head of Admissions at Oxford University expresses 'widespread concern' about reforming GCSEs and A levels simultaneously.

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Arts Award celebrates its 100,000th award

11-year-old Lucca Muchmore has been named by Trinity College London as the 100,000th person to have achieved an Arts Award – the unique national qualification that supports young people to develop their artistic and leadership talents. Read more

Oxford University in stinging attack on Government Education reforms

The Head of Admissions at Oxford University expresses “widespread concern” that Gove’s enthusiasm for reforming GCSEs and A levels simultaneously “is going to just wreck the English education system” Read more here or the same story here on Independent

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Street Child World Cup

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The Backstage Centre masterclasses

Places are still available for backstage masterclasses supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, for students interested in technical theatre to be held during October half term. Find out more and book

Want Damian Dibben at your museum? Register for Takeover day now!

Celebrity children’s author Damian Dibben is Kid’s in Museums’ Takeover Day England’s first Ambassador. To win Damian’s time for an event at your museum, register your Takeover Day activity here by Thursday 31 October! For further details. Read more

Arts Award event for galleries & museums at The Foundling Museum

On 25 November, The Group for Education in Museums (GEM) and Engage (the gallery education network) are running an event for gallery & museum educators to receive Arts Award Discover & Explore training, and also to see case-studies and receive support to plan ideas for delivering Arts Award (with opportunities to apply learning in the context of The Foundling Museum’s collection). Read more

First World War Centenary Commemoration CPD for Teachers & Educators

A free CPD event is being held at IWM London on 29 October 2013. The day will consist of workshops focusing on: Online resources – exploring our new online learning resources for the First World War and help us shape the way future resources will be developed; and New Perspectives – exploring how materials developed on little known histories of the First World War might become resources available for schools. Please contact Nic Vanderpeet or Anna Lotinga for further info.