Education and the future

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tech careers

Expert advice on the wide variety of roles available.

Coombe Boys' School Google Exhibitions

How the in-school virtual reality experience is bringing the world to life for secondary school students up and down the country.

Fatherhood

Dads matter! And they particularly matter when it comes to reading. Jeremy Davies of The Fatherhood Institute offers his top tips for what dads can do particularly well. 

Harry Potter Lego pupils

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A small proportion of the tech workforce is female, although this is where many of the jobs of the future are going to be. This can't be explained by biological differences - so it must be something to do with stereotypes. Read this and you might never describe someone as 'pretty as a princess' again.

Learning to read is vital for most of what comes after in school (and the rest of your life!) but it can sometimes feel like a chore. Neurologist Dr Judy Willis offers her top tips for making the process as smooth and pleasurable as possible.

Kids at school

Children do better at school if their parents are involved in their education. That means taking an interest in what they’re doing academically – but it also means creating conditions that help them... here are some suggestions.

School stairs

It pays to be prepared for parents' evenings...

Not long ago, a lot of young people left school at 16. Now everyone has to stay in education or training until they're 18. But there are still plenty of options. We look at the alternatives, with help from Your Daughter's Future, a guide from the Government Equalities Office. 

classroom

What you need to know about the new 9-1 grades.

Revision

Exams can be a source of stress for many young people. Here, senior consultant psychiatrist Dr Ramya Mohan offers her tips for helping your child cope. 

homework

Helping your child with their homework and revision can often be a huge benefit when it comes to exam day. Here's what you need to know to support your child's learning. 

Homework

Research shows that children do better at school if their parents are involved in their education. When parents show interest, exam results tend to improve – so what's the best way to take an interest without putting them off completely?

The amazing Anne-Marie Imafidon (GCSE maths at 10, master's degree from Oxford at 20) talks about why she founded Stemettes and why it matters so much to get girls into science, tech, engineering and maths.  

It's the end of the summer term, with mixed emotions for some children who are moving on. But there are also practical things to consider. Here are our tips for being super-organised for the move to secondary school in September. 

The big move up to secondary school is a bit scary - so what if they're still not settling in after a few weeks? Here are our tips on how to support them through the common teething problems.