Education News Round-Up December 1st

Art history A-level saved from being axed after high-profile campaign
Schools minister says new A-level in subject being developed by Pearson exam board will be available from September
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Why do Finnish pupils succeed with less homework?
How do Finnish youngsters spend less time in school, get less homework and still come out with some of the best results in the world?
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‘Shocking’ figures show a third of children behind at five
Almost a third of children in England are behind in their development when they start primary school, according to official figures for 2016.
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Welsh teenagers learn from South Korea school swap
Next week’s Pisa results will reveal how Wales’ education ranks among more than 70 countries, including top performers such as South Korea. But what does it take to have the best performing schools in the world?
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