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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Vanishing Act

Are some subjects being squeezed out of the curriculum? It’s the summer term and while for many school children that means sports day, school trips and summer performances, for those in the midst of the GCSEs and A-levels it means revision, exams and taking the first step towards their careers. But ...

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