Events in December

Marshall, Michael; Grimmett, Helen; Hargreaves, Arabella; Waterman, Chris
December 2007
Children's Services Parliamentary Monitor;Dec2007, Issue 14, p648
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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