Citizenship classes are treated as a joke, while students can drop the social sciences age 14.
Teachers and pupils alike will feel the pressure if a new scheme goes through, warns Joe Fell.
My sixth form was transformational for me, and I'm not alone, says Christobel Hastings.
The cost of university remains a price worth paying.
Eighty-three per cent of Chinese pupils on free school meals achieve five Cs or above in their GCSEs, yet just 35 per cent of white students do. Why?
Dim middle-class children do not enjoy life chances equal to those of their brighter working-class peers. Their prospects are, by some distance, better.
We can't all be Toby Young.
A closer look at the Labour leadership candidate's idea about a “lifelong learning service” that runs “from cradle to grave”.
When Ioannis Ikonomou arrived in Brussels as an interpreter, the EU had 12 official languages. He learnt them all - then kept going.
I’d love to go back and read that Ucca form now. Or witness the expression on the faces of those who had to consider my application.
We must create a culture in which all teenagers have the opportunity to read and discover the best that has been thought and written, not just the privileged few who attend the top fee-charging schools.
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