Education

Twin festival in northwest France reaches 25th year

The town of Pleucadeuc in northwest France holds an annual festival for twins. Around 1,500 twins, triplets and quadruplets from all ages gathered to listen to music, play games and take part in a parade. Every year for the past 25 years it has held a summer gathering for twins to meet other twins. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49364929

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Stormzy funding two more Cambridge University places

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Stormzy says he wants to help students “pursue their dream” of studying at Cambridge Grime star Stormzy has announced he will fund the university costs of two more Cambridge students. Stormzy will also continue to cover costs for the first two students to be supported by the scheme. The Stormzy […]

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A-levels: Students celebrate results

There have been celebrations and commiserations as many thousands of students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland picked up their A-level results. Almost half a million young people are on their way to university in the autumn – a dip of 1% on last year – with others moving on to jobs or taking a […]

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Celebrities call for more creative education in schools

Image copyright Getty Images/PAImage caption Left-right: Adwoa Aboah, Sir Lenny Henry and Sam Taylor-Johnson signed the letter Stars from the arts world have joined industry leaders in urging the UK government to make creative education accessible to all young people. Sir Lenny Henry and model Adwoa Aboah have co-signed a letter championing the value of […]

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A-level results 2019: Key questions

Image copyright Getty Images Around 300,000 teenagers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are receiving their A and AS-level results. The BBC News website sets out some of the key questions that often crop up. Are there any changes to A-levels this year? New A-level syllabuses have been phased into schools in England since 2015. […]