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News roundup 8th February

This week Games Workshop founder to open free schools with digital focus & research finds teachers only encourage 'ultra-bright' students to pursue STEM subjects.

Games Workshop founder to open free schools with digital focus
Ian Livingstone, who co-founded Games Workshop, will open schools in Tower Hamlets and Bournemouth. These will offer 3,000 places to students and promise to offer the latest in technology and creative thinking and an education rooted in science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (Steam).

Teachers need to do more to encourage students Stem subjects report shows
School staff have encouraged only ‘ultra-bright’ students to take science, technology, engineering and maths at A-level, say reseachers. The “Tough Choices” report by AT Kearney, was commissioned by employers campaigning for a greater take-up in the subjects. It found that girls’ interest in maths and science dramatically declines by 74% during secondary school, whilst boys’ drops by 56% over the same period.

 

 

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