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New thinking on inspirational careers guidance in schools

Statutory guidance published by the Department for Education has laid out the details of schools’ requirements when offering careers advice to their pupils. The guidance is supported by an inspirational vision statement and informs governing bodies, school leaders and school staff of their duty to secure independent careers guidance for young people. The guidance emphasises that “Careers education is about ... Read More »

UKYP smashes records as over 865,000 11-18 year olds vote in Make Your Mark ballot

The British Youth Council and UK Youth Parliament are delighted to announce a record turnout in the annual Make Your Mark ballot, which saw over 865,000 votes cast by 11-18 year olds across the country. The figure marks an 81% increase on the 478,000 votes cast in the ballot in 2013, and cements Make Your Mark’s position as the largest ... Read More »

Disobedient Objects at the V&A Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is home to the first exhibition which explores objects of art and design from around the world, created specifically to be used as thought-provoking and often humorously subversive tools of social change, by demonstrators and political activists from many different countries. The exhibition includes objects such as Chilean folk art textiles which document ... Read More »

Look out for GCSE and A-level reforms!

Content, delivery and assessment of both GCSE and A-level science are to be reformed – with changes to A-levels coming into place in 2015 and to GCSEs in 2016. These changes have come about to ensure that young people have access to gaining qualifications which match those of the highest performing countries. GCSEs at present are seen as failing to ... Read More »

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