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University consortium tackles inequalities in access to PhD study

Posted on Thursday 26 May 2022

Universities from across Yorkshire have come together to improve access to doctoral study for graduates from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Report finds reception children have fallen behind due to Covid-19 disruption

Posted on Tuesday 24 May 2022

Children starting school were less likely to meet the expected levels of development in 2021 than before the pandemic, new research suggests.

Boosting language learning: Tes interview with Professor Marsden

Posted on Wednesday 18 May 2022

Professor Emma Marsden explains how teachers can improve their delivery of MFL lessons and therefore boost uptake

Department ranked 5th in the UK in REF 2021

Posted on Thursday 12 May 2022

York’s Department of Education is the 5th strongest education department in the UK for research according to the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the latest REF results (2021).

The view from schools on UK climate change policy

Posted on Tuesday 10 May 2022

New research into the attitudes of pupils and teachers towards the UK government's new sustainability and climate change strategy published.

Impact of family background on children’s education unchanged in a century, research reveals

Posted on Wednesday 20 April 2022

The family background of UK children still influences their educational achievements at primary school as much as it did nearly one hundred years ago, a major new study has revealed.

Gaming Grammar proves popular with language pupils

Posted on Friday 25 March 2022

Use of a code-cracking online game designed to help pupils learn modern foreign language grammar has more than quadrupled in the last 12 months.

Study casts doubt on benefits of grammar teaching in helping children learn to write

Posted on Friday 4 March 2022

Lessons on grammar are a key feature of the national curriculum taught in England’s primary schools, but they don’t appear to help children to learn to write, new research reveals.

York research centre plays key role in new reforms to GCSE Languages

Posted on Tuesday 18 January 2022

Experts from the Department's National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy have played a key role behind major changes to the way GCSE languages are taught.