Education

Education

Lost in translation

GIVEN the decline in the number of pupils taking GCSE and A-Level exams in foreign languages, it’s inevitable that fewer students will be pursuing such courses at university. Yet, while Britons have always been disdainful because English is an universal language, this insularity does the country – or economy – no favours.

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One of the new stamps celebrating Captain Cook.

The Yorkshire Post says: Stamp of approval for Captain Cook’s contribution

Captain James Cook’s voyage of discovery on HMS Endeavour changed our understanding of the world forever, bringing back vital new discoveries about longitude, geography, weather patterns and animal and plant life. As such, it is highly appropriate that the 250th anniversary of the Yorkshireman’s pioneering trip is being immortalised by the Royal Mail with a set of 10 new stamps.

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the Government is now committed to tackling early years literacy, but do Ministers have the answers?

Jayne Dowle: Technology no magic fix for loss of family support for education

THE Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, has a lot to learn. In a major speech on social mobility this week, he sounded perplexed. Children are starting formal education unable to speak or read in full sentences. And even by the end of reception year, more than a quarter of four and five-year-olds don’t meet expected communication and literacy levels.

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