Education News Round-Up August 31st

Schools ‘will be treated sympathetically’ if GCSEs drop
Schools which struggled with new GCSE exams and saw grades dip as a result will be looked upon sympathetically by education officials, it is understood.

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Maths teachers hit out at ‘extraordinary’ funding decision
Teachers have hit out at an “extraordinary decision” to cease funding a key A-level maths project.

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Fewer Welsh students at top Russell Group universities
The number of students from Wales studying at some of the UK’s top universities has dropped by almost 10% in three years, figures have shown.

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Record proportion of women on university courses in UK
A third more teenage women than men have secured degree places so far, the university admissions service says.

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