With increasing pressure on young people around exams, and regular restructuring of GCSEs and A levels, it is easy to focus on academic results as the primary consideration for a young person’s success in life. But education is, and should be, about a lot more than that.
Javneet Ghuman, Parliamentary and Public Affairs Officer, rounds up this year’s party conference season, highlighting the key moments and the main education policy announcements.
Conor Ryan, in a, blog on the lessons from today’s early years policy review, argues that while extended access to childcare may do a lot to help the labour market and working mothers, it may make it harder to improve social mobility through such early interventions.
Sir Kevan Collins reflects on changes to the GCSE system.
Dr John Jerrim highlights four lessons from his Sutton Trust report today that PISA has told us about out-of-school learning activities in Year 11.
Sixth-former Calum Keelan reflects on his time on a Sutton Trust summer school this year.
Shona Brown, Trust Coordinator, shares her photo diary from this year’s US Programme summer school.
Molly Vann gets a taste of university life at our summer school and discovers a world of opportunities.
Caitlin McKie reflects on her Sutton Trust Summer School experience last month.
Claire Maton, Programmes Manager, meets some inspiring and well-informed students at our recent annual Pathways to Law conference.