TITLE

Events in December

AUTHOR(S)
Marshall, Michael; Grimmett, Helen; Hargreaves, Arabella; Waterman, Chris
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Children's Services Parliamentary Monitor;Dec2007, Issue 14, p648
SOURCE TYPE
Report
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This section offers news briefs related to children in Great Britain in December 2007. According to examination board Cambridge Assessment, comprehensive school pupils are shunning science A-levels. A study by British Youth Parliament of 12 and 15 year-old students has found that teaching of sex education in schools is poor or average. Meanwhile, Northern Ireland's Education Minister Caitríona Ruane has announced that 11-plus examination will be scrapped from 2010.
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35520884

 

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