d b o.
Secondary students are losing the opportunity to enjoy learning for its own sake.
It’s exam time. Research suggests that while some students will be pleasantly surprised by how they did on exams, a larger group will falsely believe they did much better on their exams than they did.
Research shows that many students are excessively optimistic about course grades. Those with a stronger sense of personal control are also less likely to receive the grades they expect.
It was widely reported boys beat girls in A-level results, but my analysis shows this isn’t actually the case.
This year's changes to GCSE grades means results cannot be compared with those of previous years.
Not everyone will be celebrating this GCSE results day.
Clearing advice from the experts.
Why GCSE and A Level subject choices matter.
New research shows what subjects you study at school make a big difference to the type of university you end up attending.
Stuyvesant High School students arrive on the first day in 2015.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
Elite exam schools are some of the least diverse public schools in the US. Here's how colleges like Harvard could teach high schools like Stuyvesant to improve their admissions process.
An obsession with coding is turning students off computing.
Assessment should be a part of teaching and learning at universities. It's important because it will subvert exclusion and allow all students to take responsibility for their work.
Is it smart to take smart drugs?
Students taking 'smart drugs' to boost their academic performance are putting their health at risk.
Tests and exams can be difficult for autistic children.
Why a common sense approach is needed when it comes to autism and primary school tests.
Lifting the lid on grammar schools.
Busting the myths on grammar schools.
Fake degrees are bad news for universities and employers.
There are big problems in South Africa’s school systems. These aren’t often discussed when matric results are released.
South Africa's annual matric pass rate obscures important differences in provincial achievements, the rural and urban divide and the unequal outcomes for learners in poorer schools.
Some exam questions are poorly designed and written – this needs to change.
Exams do have a purpose, but they shouldn't be used to assess the recall of meaningless facts.
Watercolour painting of a Haida painted wooden mask.
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford 2014.89.1a
With the refugee crisis, Brexit, and the rise of populist extremism, we must defend the teaching of anthropology. And in doing so, we might expand and rethink ideas of "the humanities".
Do you often think you are going to fail an exam?
There are ways to manage exam anxiety so that it doesn’t hugely impact your performance.
Cramming does’t help you retain information, so the effect of a long night on the books may not be for much.
An intense night of study won't help you remember information in the long-term – and the stress of revising under pressure will likely impact on your sleep and thus your exam performance.
As exam season rolls around, many students are wondering what causes the dreaded mind blank.
Mind blanks are typically triggered in response to a perceived threat. The chemical process that takes place essentially clears out your working memory, quiets logical processes, and walls off memory.