The arrival of A level results, out on 16th August, can herald a particularly stressful time for both students and parents alike. Gabbitas, the leading education consultants, have a great deal of expertise in identifying a way through the many options. With their in-depth knowledge of the educational landscape and their experience in dealing with students who find themselves having to look for a new way forward, help is at hand to relieve the stress with some practical solutions.

Anthony Langan, director and education sector lead at architecture and building consultancy practice AHR, explains why modular construction might hold the key to delivering more school places.

With growing pressure for school places across many parts of the country, the expansion of school infrastructure, and indeed the creation of new schools, is a key consideration for educational establishments, local authorities and the Government.

Results day can be an emotional time for students. Many young people will turn to their teachers for advice about what to do and, if they don’t achieve the grades they expected, or did better, what this means for them. Mohammed Jakhara, Head of Department for the Institute of Education at the University of Derby, offers his advice on Clearing to teachers.

Five top tips for teachers supporting their students through Clearing:

Preeya Kaur studies Economics and Finance, she shares her clearing experiences in her video - how she felt on the day, how the university supported her and all her other worries.

This Thursday (16 August 2018) will see students in Yorkshire and the Humber nervously receive their A-Level results. But whilst many teens will be delighted with their grades, the day can also prove to be extremely testing for those who fall short of their expectations. 

Ahead of A Level results day, NICEIC - the UK’s leading name for electricians - is reminding school and college-leavers to consider viable alternatives to the degree route. 

Not-for-profit educational charity LGfL has called for technology companies to embrace calls for change and put the safety of children first in all developments in light of findings from its latest report.

The London Grid for Learning has called for technology companies to embrace calls for change and put the safety of children first in all developments in light of findings from its latest report.

As school leavers across England and Wales collect their A level results, it seems misconceptions remain regarding one of the most dynamic post-school career options available – apprenticeships.

New research from Arch Apprentices has suggested that negative perceptions about apprenticeships are still rife among Britain’s exam students. Specifically among females, the supposed lack of academic credibility is still a worry, despite apprenticeships allowing many avenues for adding to qualifications and credentials.

Mediaworks is pioneering the way for the younger generation and helping those interested become familiar with the world of digital opportunities. Recently the digital marketing agency took part in the opening of Lloyds Banking educational programme, The Rediscover Live Project. Selected as part of a cohort of success businesses in the North East, Mediaworks supported the project in a bid to bring more awareness to the sector.

How many hours have your staff spent organising events, selling tickets, collecting cash, giving refunds, explaining the details of the events to parents, all during the school’s busiest periods? Trybooking is a service which does all the legwork for staff and can be used from parents’ evening to the Christmas concert – and some of the service is free. Here, managing director Joan Lind answers QA Education’s questions on how it works…

Where did the idea for Trybooking come from?

Feedspot, the global content reader, listed QA Education in its article here: https://blog.feedspot.com/education_magazines/

The article lists the best education magazines from thousands on the web, using search and social metrics.

QA Education magazine is packed with the latest news, views, products and services regarding education in the UK. It is published bi-monthly and the website is updated daily.

Joel James, Founder of The Actives Challenge, talks to QA Education about the importance of schools embracing digital technology to lead the battle against childhood obesity…

We all know the challenges around childhood obesity, highlighted once again last week with the Government’s latest strategy document.

With a shocking 170 operations a day in the UK to remove rotten teeth in children, to engage kids with brushing, the Aquafresh Inventors Academy wanted to get children involved in making brush time more fun.

The winning invention came from Giselle, 10 from Kennington; London, called ‘Brushing Explosions’. Giselle’s design is a ‘Create Your Own’ toothbrush with a number of elements that children can change around to make brush time something that they look forward to every day.

Eden Project in Cornwall quickly became a world-famous visitor attraction. Called the "eighth wonder of the world" by the Times newspaper, Eden Project welcomes over 1 million visitors each year of which, over 50,000 are children on organised school visits. It recently took delivery of a MakerSpace trolley from Gratnells, best known for its widely used range of storage systems and iconic storage trays.

Football may not be coming home but former students at Biddenham School in Bedford certainly are.

Twenty-five ex-Biddenham students have chosen to join the teaching team and work at the school where they studied. 

“I think that this is a great example of the way our students and staff feel about Biddenham”, said Head teacher David Bailey.