Education News Round-Up December 9th

Religious studies GCSE case could go to Court of Appeal
The government might apply to the Court of Appeal over a High Court judge’s ruling ministers made an error of law over the new religious studies GCSE.
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Shrinking distances for school admissions
Families have to live within 300m of a school to get a place in almost a hundred schools, according to an analysis of school admissions.
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Sleepy teens could mount legal challenges against morning exams, expert claims
Teenagers often complain about early starts but, according to a top lawyer, students could launch legal challenges against schools or exam boards for forcing them to take exams in the morning.
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Reading, writing and mud: the growth of Forest Schools
Becky Dickinson visits a Forest School and examines how the Scandinavian approach to education is spreading in the UK
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