Education Zone

Student joy as work placement leads to jobs

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stockton Riverside College Prince’s Trust Team programme students Daniel Chantrell and Heather Watson.

9:26am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A FORTNIGHT’S work experience has paid off for two Stockton Riverside College students after bosses were so impressed with their work that they offered the pair permanent contracts.

Journey of discovery for students

Darlington and Stockton Times: Students and parents get a first look inside Discovery School and try out the innovative ceiling-based  power source, as demonstrated by student Aiden Thomson, centre.

9:26am Tuesday 26th August 2014

STUDENTS got to see more than a million pounds worth of engineering equipment when they were taken on their first tour inside a new industry-friendly school.

Ofsted inspections can be 'mechanical and dull'

Darlington and Stockton Times: Professor Bridget Cooper from Sunderland University.

9:26am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Being an “outstanding” school is imperative not just to all teachers and headteachers, but also to the parents of students and those of prospective students. However, when Ofsted comes knocking on the door, schools are having to make their lessons mechanical and dull.

'First jobs' campaign

5:55pm Sunday 24th August 2014

YOUNG people in the North-East are being encouraged to think about how their first experiences in the world of work could lead to the unlikeliest of careers.

Business boss praises GCSE results

3:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE North-East Chamber of Commerce has congratulated North-East students and teachers for achieving a strong set of GCSE results.

GCSE results day

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:22am Thursday 21st August 2014

Live reports, key results and pictures from schools around the region

Success for music hopeful

Darlington and Stockton Times: SMOOTH MARKS: All that jazz, Tom Joashi, of Richmond, with his sax and top results.

5:32pm Thursday 21st August 2014

SAXOPHONIST Tom Joashi’s school days reached a crescendo after he achieved 10A*s and As.

Overall GCSE pass rate 'slightly up' but English takes a hit

Darlington and Stockton Times: Richmond School students celebrate their GCSE results:    Pictured (L-to-R) Kieran Spence, Sophie Spink, Henry Willis, Pippa Williamson Fox, Thomas Markham, Beth Teale, Robin Nolan.

5:15pm Thursday 21st August 2014

DESPITE what is thought to be the biggest drop in English grades in the history of GCSE there has been a slight increase in the number of candidates who scored an A* to C pass.

Hard work pays off for GCSE success story Adam, from Sedgefield

Darlington and Stockton Times: TOP MARKS: Sixteen year old Adam Foakes from Sedgefield College with his GCSE results. Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:03pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A TEENAGER has achieved an A* in English Literature despite not learning to speak until he was five-years-old and struggling with literacy as a child.

Language is no barrier for Polish student

Darlington and Stockton Times: GCSE JOY: Smashing her exams, volleyball player Laura Hailes

3:59pm Thursday 21st August 2014

LANGUAGE proved to be no barrier for a Polish student who secured some top GSCE results, despite being able to speak no English when he started school.

Globalisation is putting language learning firmly on the agenda

10:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

In an increasingly global economy, there has never been a better time to learn a second language, writes Pat Howarth, principal of Hummersknott Academy in Darlington.

Sales training bootcamp boosts skills

Darlington and Stockton Times: Suzanne Jobson from Cestria Community Housing and New Results training directors Mike Lever and Nevil Tynemouth (pictured left)  with the young future entrepreneurs at One Point Hub, Chester -le-Street, Durham.

10:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

YOUNG people in Chester- le-Street were ready to hit the market stalls after taking part in a sales bootcamp.

Dental nurse course aims to fill gap

Darlington and Stockton Times: Photograph shows (L-to-R): Mark Warner – principal dentist at Framwellgate Dental Surgery, Claire Kelly – curriculum manager at New College Durham, Abbie Hillman – dental nurse at Framwellgate Dental Surgery. The ‘patient’ is

10:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

NEW College Durham has launched a new course to help students take their first steps towards a career in the dental industry.

New head for 600-year-old school

Darlington and Stockton Times: New headmaster Kieran McLaughlin Durham School Picture,Keith Taylor  (9416290)

4:43pm Monday 18th August 2014

A NEW headmaster has taken over at a 600-year-old private school.

Universities still have unfilled courses

4:31pm Friday 15th August 2014

UNIVERSITIES in the region still have limited places available for students who are in clearing or have still not found the right course.

A-level results day reports, results, pictures and video

Darlington and Stockton Times:

8:10am Thursday 14th August 2014

A-level results day live blog featuring pass rates, outstanding individual success stories, pictures and video from schools and colleges throughout the region.

Pass rate for A-level dips as students switch to 'harder' subjects

Darlington and Stockton Times: Students celebrating outstanding A-level results at Durham School, which enjoyed a record-breaking pass rate of 99.5 per cent.  Pictured (L-to-R):  Jonny Ward, Callum Clark, Brad Cleary, Sarah Bulmer, Max George and Elliot Foster

4:54pm Thursday 14th August 2014

AS A-level results day unfolded thousands of North-East and North Yorkshire teenagers were left celebrating another bumper crop of results.

A-levels students gaining top grade increases while pass rate falls

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:48am Thursday 14th August 2014

MORE A-levels were handed the very highest grade this summer, but the overall pass rate fell for the first time in more than 30 years, official figures show.

Children's books to get international audience

Darlington and Stockton Times: Peter Brunton, children's authorwith Mike Gilkes (9082961)

2:40pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST author’s tales of oil rig workers and a friendly seal are to be heard in Norway thanks to a European networking organisation.

Catch up with all the A-level results on our live blog tomorrow

Darlington and Stockton Times: A picture taken in August 2013 of student Lucy Burton celebrating gaining outstanding grades and a place at Northumbria University with her father, David Burton, head of English at Richmond School, North Yorkshire.

8:53am Wednesday 13th August 2014

THOUSANDS of teenagers across the region will find out their all-important A-level results tomorrow (Thursday) morning and you will be able to catch up with them by visiting our special live blog.


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