The University of Cambridge is proposing to abolish its admissions’ requirement for a grade A to C in a foreign language at GCSE, to attract more students from state schools. As national curriculum changes have meant a foreign language is no longer compulsory after 14, there has been a 30% drop, resulting in only half of pupils taking a foreign language to GCSE. Only 17% of state schools now enforce it. Cambridge is currently the only university with this requirement and as of next September proposes to leave the decision to individual departments.
Pinterest By Carl Stutsman – September 2, 2020 2 251 Previous articleElkhart woman charged with arson after home fireNext articleHundreds of layoffs announced by Noble County company Carl Stutsman Pinterest Charges for suspects accused of attacking a homeless wheelchair bound man WhatsApp Screenshot from CCTV footage provided by Elkhart Police The attack happened in the late night hours June 30th as 61-year-old Donnie Jackson was trying to sleep in his wheelchair outside the Central Christian Church on Franklin Street. Video of the attack went viral as police asked for public help, and the suspects were quickly identified.Now, Felicia Ware and Antrell Omar are being charged with robbery by force. Jackson, a double amputee, has positively identified Ware and Omar from pictures provided by police.Each has a bond set at $25,000. . Facebook Google+ Google+ Twitter Twitter Facebook IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp
Source: Burton’s Biscuit CoBurton’s Biscuit Co has created more than 40 new jobs at its flagship Llantarnam bakery in Wales.The recruitment drive, which will take the bakery’s workforce to nearly 750, will enable it to meet ‘record levels’ of demand for its biscuit brands including Maryland Cookies, Wagon Wheels and Jammie Dodgers.Positions to be filled include production and processing operatives, supervisory roles, along with vacancies for engineers and electricians. Full training will be provided to all new starters.“The Llantarnam bakery is proud to be one of the local area’s largest employers and has played a key role in Burton’s growth and success in recent years,” said Simon Browne, Burton’s Biscuit Co’s Managing Director.“We’re pleased that at a difficult time, when some are losing their jobs, we are able to offer 40 people the opportunity to join a successful, award-winning team, giving them the opportunity to contribute to the bakery’s continued success.”The Llantarnam bakery is Burton’s biggest production site and last year produced over ten million cases of cases of biscuits, the equivalent of approximately 200 million packets. It’s been operational since 1937 and produces Jammie Dodgers, Wagon Wheels and fig rolls, among other things.The business has five other bakeries across the UK in Edinburgh, Livingston, Isle of Arran, Blackpool and Dorset with its HQ located in St Albans. Maryland Cookies, for example, are produced at the Blackpool site alongside soft baked cookies for Mars as well as other chocolate biscuit bars. The Edinburgh site, meanwhile, specialises in shortbread which accounts for more than a quarter of the biscuits and snacks produced there.