Education News Round-Up August 18th

No reverse on 6.1% student interest rate
The government is not shifting on plans to increase interest charges on student loans in England – which will rise to up to 6.1% from the autumn term.

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Clearing placements at five-year high, early figures show
Some 11,180 students were placed on undergraduate courses in the UK through clearing in the first 24 hours after yesterday’s A-level results.

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Boys help to raise A-level grades
Top A-level grades have increased for the first time in six years, as teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland get their results.

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Vulnerable children not in crisis are ‘left in limbo’
Thousands of vulnerable children in England are being “left in limbo” because their needs are not severe enough, a charity has warned.

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