Archive for January, 2008

Coming Soon, the McA-Level

January 28, 2008

Today’s media oulets all seem to be carrying the story that McDonalds is going to be offering A-level equivalent courses. See here, for example. (more…)


Is There a Higher Education Policy?

January 21, 2008

Does the Government actually have a coherent policy on Higher Education, or is my perception – that the “policy” is in fact a random series of poorly thought out initiatives – correct? (more…)

Education System to Blame for Rail Chaos?

January 7, 2008

In Saturday’s Guardian, Julian Glover concluded an item on the recent problems on the railways by writing:-

“…that points to the real reason for the mayhem: there are not enough engineers in Britain. The education system, as much as the rail industry, should take the blame for that.” (more…)