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UCLOpinion is the home for opinion and expertise from around the UCL academic community on topical social and political issues. Views expressed are those of the authors, and not of UCL.

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Anna Remington

Autistic people are more creative than you might think

Autism is commonly, if mistakenly, associated more with logical thinking than creative expression. But new research suggests we might need to rethink our views on creativity and autism, writes Dr Anna Remington (UCL Institute of Education) in The Conversation.
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Published: Aug 18, 2015 4:32:54 PM

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First wave of academy schools created under Labour boosted grades

Struggling schools that were given more autonomy by being converted into academies under the former Labour government have seen improved exam results compared to similar schools that did not become academies, according to our new research, writes Professor Stephen Machin (UCL Economics) in The Conversation.
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Published: Aug 14, 2015 10:35:30 AM

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No surprises on A-level results day – and that’s a good thing

A-level results day is here and with its dawn have arrived pictures of jubilant young people jumping for joy. The most amount of students ever were accepted into university on A-level results day according to the University and College Admission Service, write Dr Mary Richardson and Dr Tina Isaacs (both UCL Institute of Education) in The Conversation.
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Published: Aug 14, 2015 10:29:08 AM

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Now universities can accept as many students as they want, will there be a free-for-all in clearing?

Another university admissions cycle is reaching its climax with A-level results envelopes opening, university places confirmed and the clearing process for those who did better or worse than they’d hoped kicking into action. Amid all this, the government is having a third go at creating a real market in higher education, writes Professor Peter Scott (UCL Institute of Education) in The Conversation. More...

Published: Aug 13, 2015 11:55:07 AM

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The ‘Gove generation’: first pupils to live through A-level reforms wait for results

Those teenagers who receive their A-level results on August 13 are the first cohort of young people living through a wave of changes to the UK’s school exam system. These reforms, which started under the former secretary of state for education, Michael Gove, were aimed to embed what he termed “the art of deep thought” into post-16 education, write Dr Mary Richardson and Dr Tina Isaacs (both UCL Institute of Education) in The Conversation.
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Published: Aug 12, 2015 3:41:28 PM