A different degree

Practical on the job training or an academic achievement? Students no longer have to decide, as Christine Toner reports. It’s always been a choice students have faced when considering their next step - choose a vocational based training programme via an apprenticeship or gain a higher education qualification with a university ...

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All change for students

Every summer brings with it nerves and anticipation for those students sitting exams. This year however those nerves were heightened as A-levels and GCSEs were overhauled and students - and teachers - were facing the unknown, Christine Toner reports. Five years ago, then education secretary Michael Gove announced plans to overhaul ...

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Summer Sorted

Great holiday activities for kids, teens and families. With lots of free time ahead here’s our pick of the best activity based things to do across the North West this summer. Throw a pot The Great Pottery Throw Down (BBC2), which featured 10 potters from around the UK, no doubt inspired many to ...

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