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Studying maths post-GCSEs aids brain development – should it be compulsory?

Alexei Vernitski, University of Essex and Alexander Partner, University of Essex Teenagers who stick to maths beyond the age of 16 have greater levels of certain brain chemicals that are critical for cognitive development, according to new research from the University of Oxford. The researchers, led by cognitive neuroscientist Roi Cohen Kadosh , found that students who dropped maths at …

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How race, sex and class combine to affect school results

Steve Strand, University of Oxford When it comes to education, we cannot think about race, sex and class in isolation. When I was commissioned by the UK government to investigate how these issues affect academic achievement, I discovered how they all matter – and in combination. I believe that an analysis that focuses on any one of these in isolation …

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