Experiment oils wheels of success

Education bosses in County Durham are pinning their hopes on tiny capsules improving the behaviour and concentration of pupils.

Schools oil their pupils' progress

Five thousand teenagers are being fed a fish oil supplement to boost their exam results.

Stab victim's GCSEs bring family pride

The devastated family of stabbed teenager Glen Corner have spoken of their pride after receiving his GCSE results.

League tables caned again

A headteacher has paid tribute to pupils and parents after they were judged the top private school in the North - but then dismissed the importance of league tables.

Rural students sleep-over call

Teenagers in rural parts of the North should be allowed to stay at colleges during the week to stop transport costs putting them off education, a report says today.

A better deal today

As GCSE results are opened all over the North-East today, the Aspire campaign has set out its aim to encourage every business, large or small, to do its bit to encourage our young people that they need look no further than North-East England for a bright future.

Top-class pass rates reported by schools

Schools in parts of the North are reporting improved GCSE results this morning.

Harry's slimline tonic

Teenager Harry Moore is half the man he used to be and could not be happier.

Skills shortage

Too many school leavers turn up at work looking scruffy, "grunting" and unable to write or add up properly, business leaders warned today.

School leavers `unprepared for work'

Too many school leavers are not prepared for the world of work, business leaders will today warn.

James Ramsbotham column

Anyone who has followed the few comments I have made since taking up my new role as chief executive of the North-East Chamber of Commerce will realise I come to the post with an unashamedly positive attitude.

David scores success after battling dyslexia

When David Boden steps up on to the stage at the Bishop Burton College graduation ceremony, it will mark the end of a long struggle for both David and his family.

A school where big is truly bountiful

Kenton school is one of the biggest in the country - and over the last two years it has also been one of the most improved.

Row over standards as results improve

Improvements in exam results across the North were overshadowed yesterday by a row over teenagers' grades in English and maths.

Top schools `exclude less well off pupils'

England's top state schools are "socially selective" and fail to admit children from poor backgrounds, a new report claims.

Schools poised to abandon GCSEs

Independent schools are poised to abandon GCSEs because the exams have been dumbed down to meet Government targets.


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