Children lead scientific mission to Nicaragua

19th December 2012

A group of children will be leading a scientific mission to Central America in spring 2013, a journey which will combine a television show with delivering medical aid to Nicaragua. Three kids will be taking part in Exploration Nation, an educational and fun television programme which shows “real kids doing real science research”. The children […]

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Report says students rushed through maths curriculum

13th December 2012

The Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (Acme) has announced that England is “significantly underachieving” when it comes to producing highly skilled mathematicians, with much of the cause of this being put down to rushing able students through the curriculum. Unlike the attentive and personal teaching that comes from hiring an online maths tutor, a number […]

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Lincolnshire schoolboy to star in CBBC television show

One lucky schoolboy from Lincolnshire has had a life changing experience after spending three weeks working in some of the world’s poorest countries for a television programme. Mattie Barnett will soon be appearing in the CBBC programme Show Me What You’re Made Of after being specially selected for the show. Five hard-working youngsters from across […]

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Former soldiers to provide alternative provision

12th December 2012

The Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has outlined details of four new projects which will involve former soldiers offering discipline, teamwork and leadership training to alternative provision pupils. With the scheme primarily geared towards children who have previously been excluded from mainstream schools, there are also plans for ex servicemen and women to offer similar services […]

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Reading improves but science slips in England survey

The results of a recent survey have indicated that England may be slipping down the world rankings in terms of science knowledge amongst schoolchildren, although reading rates appear to have improved. The findings were based on tests carried out on hundreds of thousands of children from many different countries in May and June of last […]

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Malala's father given education advisor post by Brown

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced that he will be taking on the father of a schoolgirl who became famous for her inspirational efforts to open up education in Pakistan to more girls as his education advisor. Brown is the United Nations’ Special Envoy for Global Education, and is currently running his own programme […]

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External review of Welsh education standards launched

The Welsh education minister, Leighton Andrews, has announced that a review is shortly to begin into the standards and equality present within the nation’s schools. The move follows the disappointing results of the most recent Pisa study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which ranks the education systems of over 70 countries […]

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A Stake in Online Learning

4th December 2012

As news of our recent investment spreads, we – and 1886 – have been featured in an article in the Cambridge News about online learning. If you’d like to read it, click here.

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Press Release – New Investment in TLC

29th November 2012

27th  November 2012, Cambridge  –  1886 Investments Limited has acquired a stake in online education provider, TLC Education Group. The 1886 team will help TLC develop its three-pronged business strategy which focuses on providing tuition services to UK schools, UK consumers and the international market through its online learning platform TLC LIVE.

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