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One in five have missed job or grad scheme because of qualifications

One in six adults admit they are ‘embarrassed’ by their lack of education, research has revealed. A detailed report found 54% regret not working harder at school, and worry they will not reach the career highs they may well have done had they put in more effort. It also emerged that 47% have taken action [...]


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Two thirds of parents struggle – with their kids’ homework

Millions of parents admit they help their children with the homework – with as many as one in six regularly doing ALL of it, it has been revealed. A study of 2,000 parents with children aged between five and 15 found nearly two thirds dive in to aid their kids on subjects such as maths, [...]


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One in three children don’t know Wales is in Great Britain

British children are struggling to grasp basic geography – with many now believing the English Channel separates UK and America, a survey has found. Researchers who polled 1,500 children between the ages of five and 14 also found one in fourteen thought Australia was part of Great Britain and one in twenty thought the same [...]


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How to play pool, job-hunt and nap – what we really learn at university

The average graduate will leave university with a degree – and 50 vital life skills, including using a washing machine, making scrambled eggs and playing pub games, a study found. The true extent to which university years prepare students for an adult life of independence away from mum’s apron strings emerged from research carried out [...]


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Two thirds of parents feel ‘under pressure’ to hit baby milestones

Millions of British mums feel under pressure to ensure their child reaches certain milestones ‘on time’, new research has shown. Treasured moments such as baby’s first steps and words can prove to be a time of anxiety for mums amid pressure from their peers not to be seen to be ‘behind’. It also emerged other [...]


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Children ‘working’ 54 hour weeks (with school, homework and activities)

Shattered kids are ‘working’ for over 54 hours a week, according to a new study. Researchers found parents are over-timetabling their children with extra-curricular activities and homework in addition to their school commitments. This means exhausted children are spending seven hours a week more in educational activities than the average adult does working. Most children already [...]


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Chocolate, Jesus’ birth and the Easter Bunny’s Birthday- what children know about Easter

British kids are clueless about Easter – with many believing it marks the birth of Jesus, and we eat eggs to celebrate the Easter Bunny’s birthday, a study has found. A study of 1,000 children aged 5 to 16 revealed that many have no idea why we celebrate Easter, the reasons for eating eggs or [...]


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Delia Smith was married to Henry VIII, Nick Knowles built the pyramids- according to teens

Clueless teenagers believe Delia Smith, Jerry Hall and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall were among Henry VIII’s wives, research has revealed. The shocking lack of knowledge emerged in a study carried out among 2,000 11 to 16 year olds, which also found many are unaware of the Gunpowder Plot or which countries were involved in WWII. [...]


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