It marks the end of a nail biting summer waiting for those all important grades. But this year there is an additional complication because it's the first year that pupils will be graded from nine to one in English and maths, rather than A* to G. By 2020 all GCSE subjects will be graded this way. School standards minister Nick Gibb said a new grading system provides stretch for the highest performers by showing greater distinction between the top marks.
Weeks of waiting has come to an end for sixth formers and college students across the city, with many finding out whether they have got the grades needed to get into university or training. At Silverdale School, in Bents Green, 72 per cent of students got A* to B grades - up from 64 per cent the previous year. A total of 89 per cent got A* to C grades, with one in five students gaining at least three A grades. The school's overall pass rate was 99.79 per cent.
Have your sayUniversity students across South Yorkshire face an increase in interest on their student loans. The Government has ruled out changes to the planned rise up to 6.1 per cent from the autumn. There had been speculation about a rethink over interest charges because of fears of excessive levels of debt as tuition fees rise above £9,000 a year for the first time. But yesterday the Department for Education and the Student Loans Company confirmed the proposed increase.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".