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Teenagers across the borough celebrate A-level success

Hundreds of borough teenagers were celebrating today as annual A-levels day came round again.

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There has been a sharp rise in the number of counselling sessions for 16-18-year-olds

Exam worries lead to increasing numbers of young people looking for help

Rising numbers of young people are seeking help due to worries about getting their exam results.

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There are plenty of new routes into careers that wereonce the preserve of graduates.

Ten top jobs that don’t require a degree

According to teen magazine Future-Mag, more than half (54 per cent) of graduates say they’d think again about choosing university as the best way to find a job.

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Council offers free advice for A-level students

Council offers free advice for A-level students

Free advice is on hand for borough young people who are preparing to receive their exam results.

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New undergraduates can find the first year of university a "real surprise"

Three-year degree courses 'too slow and undemanding for many students'

Some students are becoming disillusioned with traditional three-year degree courses, finding the pace too slow and undemanding, a vice-chancellor has suggested.

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Nando's is giving away free chicken to all A-Level students on Thursday.

Nando's giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Restaurant chain, Nando's, is giving away free chicken to A-level students right across the North West this week.
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Wigan Town Hall

Town hall fails on education plan deadline

Nearly 10 per cent of children with special educational needs faced delays in getting plans as they prepared to move into high school.

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Nursery goes back to nature for green project

Nursery goes back to nature for green project

Hindley nursery school launched an urban woodland project at its summer fair.

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Students from St John Rigby College on their trip to China.

Far Eastern trip delights for students

Wigan youngsters rounded off a year of hard work by embarking upon a trip of a lifetime to China.

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Standish High School pupils at Wigan And Leigh College

Experiencing a taste of college life

As the summer holidays approach, year 10 students from across the borough and beyond experienced a day at Wigan And Leigh College and sampled a range of subjects to see what they might like to apply for when they reach year 11.

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Pupils at Dean Trust Wigan with Dean Trust CEO Tarun Kapur and head teacher Paul Bousfield

A change of name and a change of school ethos

It is all change at a Wigan secondary school hoping to climb the league tables with a new name and outlook.

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Shevington Community Primary School

The final bell rings for primary school

It is the end of an era as pupils leave a Wigan school for the very last time today.

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Hawkley Hall high pupils celebrate becoming a teaching school

Academy delight at teaching status

A Wigan academy is celebrating after being given the honour of becoming a national teaching school.

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Leigh Central Primary School Year 6 pupils and their Clean Air Day competition Best Audio runner-up award with (l-r) Helen Smith, TfGMs Head of Logistics, Environment & Active Travel; Debbie Bell, HOME Building Manager; Mark Matthews, ucreate; Richard Houghton, Leigh Central Primary School Deputy Headteacher; and Gareth Cheesman, Leigh Central Primary School Chair or Governors

Eco-friendly ad earns school top honours

Leigh schoolchildren have picked up a prize after producing a radio commercial to help tackle air pollution in Greater Manchester.

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Scenes from the Bedford High School Poetry Slam

Well versed for poetry slam

Young poets drew pens and spilt ink in a war of words held at a Leigh School.

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Praise for SATs pupils as national average beaten

Praise for SATs pupils as national average beaten

The borough’s youngsters have continued to go from strength to strength by once more doing well in the SATs at the end of primary school.

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Union launches new blast on primary tests

Union launches new blast on primary tests

Primary schools must not be judged on their SATs tests results alone, headteachers warn.

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St John Rigby Future Scientists and Medics celebrate

Students celebrate science project

Wigan sixth formers have been taking part in a science enrichment programme.

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Boost for free childcare scheme

Boost for free childcare scheme

A scheme in Wigan offering free childcare to parents has been expanded after proving a massive success.

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Leigh St Peter's

Ofsted says school is ‘safe haven’

Improvements have been made at a primary school, where pupils arrive “with smiles on their faces”.

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