Richard Garner

Richard Garner has been Education Editor of The Independent for 12 years and writing about the subject for 34 years. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a disc jockey in London pubs and clubs and for a hospital radio station. His main hobbies are cricket (watching these days) and theatre. On his days off, he is most likelt to be found at Lord’s or the King’s Head Theatre Club.

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Stanford, in California, came top of a global list of universities to have fostered Nobel laureates

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71 Americans have won awards since 2000 – compared with just 12 British-born

Exam result figures will show teenagers are shying away from subjects no longer rated by university admissions staff

A-level results will reveal shift in focus towards more traditional academic subjects

Figures will show a rise in the pupils opting for English, maths and science

Record numbers of students are set to be celebrating passing their Scottish higher exams - as figures show a 5.5 per cent increase in the pass rate compared with 2014

Record numbers of Scottish students pass higher exams

Results for the advanced higher papers also reached a record level  - with a four per cent rise lifting the number of passes to 18,889

The Ernst and Young building in Times Square. The global accountancy firm says it will not longer consider degrees or A-level results when assessing employees

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The research, by Professor Alan Smithers, shows that boys are more extreme in their exam performance than girls

Academics are concerned higher fees will prevent poorer students from going to university

Tuition fees: UK universities set to charge £10,000 by end of the decade, says major report

Academics fear the move could further deter people from disadvantaged backgrounds from going to university

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The university blamed tougher visa restrictions for its decision to back out of a plan to recruit students to its newly set-up London Centre for students

The Gove reforms have shifted the focus from coursework to end-of-year exams, increasing demand for examiners

Michael Gove's education reforms blamed by exam board for shortage of GCSE and A-level markers

OCR now advertises in cruise magazines to try and find retired teachers

Other Russell Group universities are expected to follow Sheffield’s move

Sheffield University to open clearing more than two weeks before A-level results day

University says move will give candidates head start in snapping up places

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