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.
The #milifandom leader Abby Tomlinson on A-levels, the election comedown - and why the voting age should be lowered to 16 for the EU referendum.
Until top recruiters stop thinking that a candidate’s “poshness” is an indicator of their ability, social mobility in Britain will never be more than a myth.
The freedom to think, discuss and disagree is being eroded in institutions around the world.
What the Sutton Trust calls “Missing Talent” is especially prevalent among the white working class, whose educational performance is worse than any other demographic group’s.
The cuts mean that many colleges now depend on exploiting their hardworking staff in order to function.
Church schools don't help the poorest residents, as they're designed to - instead, they fill with middle-class children whose parents feign faith.
Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift's Family Values: the Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships, and Tanith Carey's Taming the Tiger Parent.
The Diary from writer Jonathan Smith.
By failing to make proper sex and relationships education statutory, the government is failing to protect children from bullying, exploitation, and abuse.
The time seems to be right for the Labour leader to lay the foundations of a new, more confident, education policy for his party.
If it would protect people from homophobic bullying, could a separate school be worth a try?
The Conservative peer and former education secretary writes about the party’s plans for schools.
It is a fallacy that attention to the private-school question will distract from improving state education. For 70 years this has been a tired excuse to avoid a difficult problem.
Private schools instil their children with a sense of entitlement and confidence that is lacking among state-school pupils, argues Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett.
Although a large majority of parents might believe that praise is invariably beneficial to children, research suggests otherwise.
Running schools as charities has simply insulated them from the consequences of their own financial incontinence.
Private schools allow the privileged to buy their way into every structure of power in this country with barely a whisper from the rest of us. Why give them tax relief as charities when so many do next to nothing to earn it?
A much-clarified tweet from the Department for Education serves to remind us that despite the introduction of same-sex marriage, the Conservative Party has yet to catch up on some issues.
Three and a half years after finishing university, graduates who attended private schools earn an average of 7 per cent more per year than graduates who went to state school.
In recent years the number of private schools catering to Chinese nationals has grown rapidly. A Chinese-owned chain offering a Canadian curriculum dominates, with more than 30 schools across the country.
It is important for staff to assist and support students while teaching and learning sensitive issues, but we should not be sanitising the curriculum for them.
Despite the fact that competition for funding and accountability has increased in German higher education, there is still a general consensus that it is a public system and should be state-funded.
Education is more than what happens passively to a child.
With the government planning to abolish student number controls in English universities, will the prestige of university be lost?
Harassment is rife in UK universities – the passing the buck approach of “not on my campus” is no longer acceptable.
Our children’s toy choices tell us something not just about how they see themselves, but how they see the world we’re creating for them.
Students graduating from university face huge debt, a difficult job market and declining starting salaries. Despite this, we shouldn’t allow education to become dominated by economics.
As students across the country receive their GCSE results, many will be realising that there is no escape from comparisons with their peers thanks to the growth of social media. But does it represent the truth?