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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Parents and schools have been hard at work preparing for this year’s round of nativity plays.

Islington’s education leader has promised that the council is ready to take action against government cuts to schools.

An education centre has been launched in Finsbury Park to help more young people living in Islington get a uni place.

An Islington Karate Club is fighting for its future amid fears of possible closure.

Plans to turn a Highbury office block into a secondary free school on the doorstep of two comprehensives were this week greeted with scorn by the community.

A woman is looking to encourage self-confidence among young girls at Newington Green Primary School.

A Holloway man believes the actions of a crop of City and Islington College students are putting his family’s safety in jeopardy.

A new academy is set to open in September after Moreland Primary School agreed to let it share its building for two years.

Unions say government plans could leave schools in Islington with a funding crisis.

London Metropolitan University has labelled the threat of a union to censure it as “astonishing”.

Sixth-formers from two Islington schools took a trip to Auschwitz as part of a campaign to ensure the terrible lessons of the Second World War are remembered by this generation. The Gazette was there.

An Islington teenager whose dream is to make documentaries has been awarded a bursary to study television production at Bournemouth University.

Police are investigating an alleged abduction attempt after a woman asked a young girl to “come with her” as she walked to school this week.

A woman has achieved her dream of studying English at the University of Cambridge – more than a decade after dropping out of school during her A-levels due to mental health problems.

The headteacher of a private school believes that sport in school should be used to engage the majority rather than burnish the few amidst reports that not enough young people are doing enough exercise each week.

Islington kids got the chance to show off their moves with Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell yesterday (Thursday) as the Mayor of London rolled out the next stage of his curriculum plans for the capital’s primary schools.

A Finsbury Park dad is going the distance to safeguard the future of an independently funded primary school science laboratory.

A teenager who studies at City and Islington College grilled MPs on sexual and relationships education last week in a bid to get schools talking about the subject.

Staff from the Gower School in Holloway will be taking to the skies later this month to raise money for the Child Poverty Action Group charity.

Islington Council’s education boss says Whitehall plans to bring back grammar schools “would be a disaster” for the borough.

Young people from around Europe attended a different kind of camp this summer as they helped restore Islington’s Union Chapel.

A City and Islington College student will see her work showcased at London Fashion Week after reaching the finals of a national design contest.

Students at the Arts and Media school were jumping for joy today, with students particularly excelling in the sciences.

All eyes were on Highbury Grove this morning as students from the transformed school picked up their GCSE results.

Eager students queued outside Highbury Fields School this morning to collect their GCSE results, and for many of them it was worth the wait.

Central Foundation Boys School was celebrating topping its GCSE results from last year, on the eve of its 150th anniverary.

Teenagers across the country face one of the most nerve-racking days of their young lives today with the publication of GCSE results.

Islington Mayor Cllr Kat Fletcher spoke of her “pride” in the young people of Islington yesterday following the publication of A-level results.

Students and staff at Highbury Fields school were celebrating yesterday after the school achieved its highest ever set of A-level results.

City of London Academy principal Clare Verga described her “delight,” yesterday as her school scored their best ever set of A-level results.

It was all smiles at Highbury Grove today as the school saw a remarkable 21 per cent jump in top grades from last year.

Central Foundation Boys School (CFBS) was celebrating having 62 per cent of its exams graded A* to B today, placing it in the top 15% of A-level providers in the country.

Students and teachers alike at City and Islington college were celebrating the college’s A-level results today.

Tech City College pupils this morning presented gifts to their teachers after opening their A-level and BTEC results.

So it’s here. After a whole summer of waiting, today’s the day A-level results are finally published.

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Options after A-levels

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

You’ve got your A-level results, but now what? There are a number of paths available to you after leaving sixth form or college.

With the publication of A-level results tomorrow, students up and down the land will be running through worst case scenarios in their heads. What if I don’t get the grades I need? What if I don’t find a place I want through clearing? What then?

Most people looking to work in the field of biomedical sciences follow the same career path.

More Islington children were kicked out of school for racist abuse than anywhere else in inner London last year, a new league table of shame reveals.

Mystery surrounds controversial plans for a new secondary free school in Highbury.

Computers will be given greater focus in Islington’s 10 libraries, the council leader has said.

A college principal knighted last year for services to further education has announced his retirement.

When a school or nursery gets a damning Ofsted report, it’s not unusual to see an immediate improvement as staff are whipped into shape. But few have progressed as quickly as St Thomas’s Playgroup in Finsbury Park.

Primary school leavers were given a fairytale send-off by Cinderella star Lily James and former Doctor Who Matt Smith today.

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