Arab Today, arab today survey teaching \better at school than university\
Last Updated : GMT 06:49:32
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Survey: Teaching \'better at school than university\'

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Survey: Teaching \'better at school than university\'

London - Arabstoday

The majority of pupils think teaching at school was better than the teaching they got at university, a survey suggests. The study of 1,000 final-year students for private heads body, HMC, suggests private school pupils were particularly disappointed. Some 61% rated school teaching more highly. Meanwhile 42% of state pupils favoured school and 38% university teaching. The findings come as universities plan to raise fees to a maximum of £9,000. The study, commissioned by the Headmasters\' and Headmistresses\' Conference (HMC) to mark the start of their annual meeting in St Andrews, asked the final-year students about their university experiences. Half of those interviewed were from state schools and half were from independent schools. When asked to compare teaching at school and university, less than one-in-five privately educated pupils favoured their university tutoring. Almost two-thirds declared that the teaching they had at school had been better. State school pupils tended to be more equivocal, however with 38% favouring university and 42% favouring school. The remaining 20% said they felt the teaching was about the same. When asked about school teaching on its own, some 98% of private school pupils rated its quality as good or very good, compared with 90% of those who went to state school. For university teaching, 84% of independent school pupils judged it as good or very good, compared with 86% of state school students. The survey also suggests that many students may have concerns over higher fees being introduced in 2012. Just 14% of those quizzed said they would have been happy with the value for money if they had been charged a maximum of £9,000 per year, with 72% saying they would have been unhappy. In comparison, almost two-thirds (62%) of the students, who paid about £3,000 per year for their degrees under the current system, said their university course was good value. Kenneth Durham, headmaster of University College School, Hampstead, north London, and HMC chairman, said: \"At a time when school qualifications are under review and when university tuition is coming under greater scrutiny, these findings prove that the independent sector has much to contribute when considering the crucial transition from school to university.\" He called for much closer contact between teachers in the schools and universities sectors. Nicola Dandridge, chief executive of Universities UK, said it was \"nonsensical\" to try to compare school teaching with university teaching as they were entirely different things. \"Higher education is about students interacting with tutors, lecturers, researchers and their peers and being encouraged to think independently. Teaching excellence at all UK universities is what makes them so attractive not just to UK students, but to students from around the world. \"We agree that high quality teaching in schools can have a profound effect on whether a young person enters higher education. Nonetheless, the different but complementary roles played by the schools and universities do need to be recognised.\"

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today survey teaching \better at school than university\ Arab Today, arab today survey teaching \better at school than university\

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Heart of Turkish Riviera is Alluring Seaside Escape

GMT 11:11 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Heart of Turkish Riviera is Alluring Seaside Escape
Arab Today, arab today 5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas

GMT 17:03 2017 Saturday ,25 March

5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas
Arab Today, arab today Russia, Iran ink economic deals

GMT 08:03 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Russia, Iran ink economic deals
Arab Today, arab today Media host gives priority to problems of people

GMT 07:00 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Media host gives priority to problems of people
View News in Arabic - Education: كتب ومراجع وأبحاث
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Disaster costs nearly double to $175bn

GMT 10:42 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Disaster costs nearly double to $175bn
Arab Today, arab today Campaign fights sexual harassment in Egypt

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Campaign fights sexual harassment in Egypt
Arab Today, arab today Trump moves to roll back Obama climate measures

GMT 08:39 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Trump moves to roll back Obama climate measures
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes, VW recall million vehicles in China

GMT 09:16 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Mercedes, VW recall million vehicles in China
Arab Today, arab today Uber grounds self-driving cars

GMT 09:11 2017 Monday ,27 March

Uber grounds self-driving cars
Arab Today, arab today Trump poised to roll back climate protections

GMT 09:28 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Trump poised to roll back climate protections

GMT 18:57 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Accessories designer reveals her new collection

GMT 11:10 2017 Monday ,27 March

Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 11:55 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Need ‘gymspiration?’ The top fun fitness bloggers

GMT 09:02 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Laptop ban sparks ire

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 05:17 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7s

GMT 19:27 2017 Saturday ,11 March

Boualsof launches "Priestess Kahina" collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday