State school drive for exam success 'no longer fit for purpose'
Dr Anthony Seldon, who was head of Wellington College in Berkshire from 2006 until earlier this year, will give a speech where he will say that the "remorseless drive in state schools for exam success is no longer fit for purpose". He will tell Tatler magazine's first School's Live! conference that pupils need to learn skills such as teamwork, empathy and resilience to equip them for life beyond the classroom.
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Tarrant college-bound students anxious about new PSAT
Fort Worth 16-year-old Gabbye Guess is just days from her one-time shot at a test that could very well become her ticket to a full-ride scholarship to a dozen or more universities. “It was a little intimidating because everybody kept telling us this is your future; be ready for it,” Guess said. Guess said she has been strenuously working to score well on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test, or PSAT, since the seventh grade.
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Ole Miss professor trolls Nick Saban, Alabama on college exam
College students across the South have long dreamed of Nick Saban’s untimely demise, but those fantasies have never been worth course credit. Until Wednesday, that is. That’s when Ole Miss student Alex McDaniel posted photo evidence of her latest exam, one that included the following chalkboard advice: “Don’t cheat off Nick Saban. His playbook didn’t have the answers on Saturday and it definitely doesn’t have them now.” According to CollegeSpun, the teacher’s name is Dr. Matthew Morrison, and he’s an assistant professor in the college of engineering.
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Exam anxiety accommodations changed at Red River College
A local anxiety association says they disagree with a collage’s recent decision to no longer specially accommodate students who suffer from test anxiety. For the past few years, Red River College was one of the only colleges in the country to make accommodations for students dealing specifically with test anxiety, allowing those who were suffering to speak with a counselor who would gauge their level of anxiety.
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10 days before exam, varsity tells colleges to conduct paper on their own
Days ahead of semester exams, Mumbai University has told all its 500 affiliated colleges to conduct the 'Applied Component' exam of final-year BSc as home examination. The sudden move has stunned the colleges and students both as the third-year exam has always been the university's responsibility. Besides, the university has already declared the timetable for the fifth semester exam in which the Applied Component paper is slated for October 6.
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