PISA results have been launched by the OECD

6 December 2013

The coverage this week has been dominated by the rise and fall in international rankings, or in the UK's case getting stuck in the middle.

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PISA results

Latest results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have been published this week by the OECD. A comprehensive analysis of the result has been published by both the BBC and The Guardian.

I have also found a couple of interesting pieces about the things that teachers in the UK can learn about the Pisa results and the 10 things that teachers need to know about these.

Music in Higher Education

Education and arts leaders discuss the value of music within the current economically-charged debate on UK education. Read more

Celebrating employers and young people

The Creative & Cultural Employer of the Year Awards 2014 nominations are now open. As well as awarding employers, this year CCSkills will also be celebrating the achievements of young people themselves by introducing two new awards: Apprentice of the Year and Paid Intern of the Year. Apply now

Creative Talent scheme

Warner Bros UK has revealed the first successful applicants to its Creative Talent scheme, which includes 11 young people being given scholarships at higher education institutions and six apprenticeships. Read more

Rewind and Play

Places are available for this course at Ovalhouse aimed at 18 – 25 year olds who are interested in developing their employability skills. Read more

Building a Creative Nation

Tickets are now available for the Annual Conference 2014 which will take place on 6 March at The Backstage Centre in Thurrock. Book your place

Learn or lose benefits

Unemployed teenagers (18-21 year-olds) who leave school without basic English and maths will be forced to go back to the classroom for 16 hours a week or lose their benefits under new rules announced by George Osborne. Read more