IT's that time again when school exams are right around the corner. From when the SATs starts to if you can download past papers, we've got the lowdown for you. When are SATs 2018? The Key Stage 1 will be carried out over the month of May, 2018. The Key Stage 2 SATs exams will run from Monday, May 14 to Thursday May 17. The KS2 exams will start with English grammar, punctuation and spelling on Monday and the English reading test on Tuesday. The mathematics examinations will commence on Wednesday with arithmetic and reasoning, with another reasoning exam on Thursday. Can you download past KS1 and KS2 papers? Practice materials for the phonics screening check, key stage 1 and key stage 2 national curriculum tests, including sample papers and past test papers are available to be downloaded from Education Training and Skills on Gov.uk, which you can find here. Parents and pupils can also find resources for the 2016 and 2017 exams as well as guidance on scaled scores. Materials are … [Read more...] about When are SATs 2018, can you download past KS1 and KS2 papers and why have parents threatened to boycott the tests?
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Manipulation of search suggestions by companies like Google leaves “no paper trail,” and is almost impossible to detect, says Dr. Robert Epstein, lead author of new research that shows search engines can dramatically shift the opinions of undecided voters by manipulating their search suggestions. Earlier today, Breitbart News exclusively reported on Dr. Epstein’s latest research on the Search Suggestion Effect (SSE), which shows that the political preferences of undecided voters can be shifted by up to 43 percent if a search engine like Google were to implant links to negative information about a political candidate in their search suggestions.In correspondence with Breitbart News, Epstein explained how a company like Google could do this while leaving “no paper trail for authorities to follow.” Indeed, his work on the 2016 election suggests that the tech giant may already have done so, to favor Hillary Clinton. “Search suggestions are ephemeral. … [Read more...] about Dr. Robert Epstein: ‘No Paper Trail’ for Google Search Manipulation
News / UK and world by Press Association April 24, 2018, 10:34 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Finance and data watchdogs are looking into IT issues at TSB that left online customers unable to access their money and some able to see other people’s accounts. The bank apologised after customers complained of problems with mobile and online accounts several hours after a system upgrade was supposed to have been completed on Sunday. One customer said they had “access” to other customers’ accounts totalling more than £20,000 and another reportedly discovered they had been credited with £13,000 after logging back in. A number of customers complained that they were still unable to access their money on Monday morning. The Information Commissioner’s Office, which monitors data and privacy, said it was “making inquiries”, the Financial Times said. Meanwhile banking regulator the … [Read more...] about Watchdogs consider TSB probe while IT problems continue to hit online customers
News / UK and world by Press Association April 23, 2018, 2:01 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The growing Windrush row and a Cabinet Brexit clash make headlines on Monday, along with reports on childhood obesity and car theft. Sir Mo Farah in pictured on several front pages after he set a British record at the London Marathon – despite the race being the hottest ever. The Guardian leads with the latest on the immigration row over the so-called Windrush Generation, saying a letter from 2016 shows a Government minister was aware of the effect of ‘hostile environment’ policies. According to The Independent, staff working for Home Office agencies at the heart of the Windrush row reported personally experiencing discrimination and harassment at work. The Times says Theresa May is heading for a showdown with senior Brexit-supporting ministers over plans for a “customs partnership” with the EU, with … [Read more...] about What the papers say – April 23
FROM where you last ate to when you left the house this morning - Google is tracking and recording your every move and selling the personal data to the highest bidder. The internet giant keeps a detailed log of users' web browsing and location history stretching back nearly a decade, even when people think their privacy is protected in 'incognito' mode. In just one year the company stores enough browsing data to fill 569,555 pages of A4 paper, an investigation by The Mail on Sunday revealed. The personal information - plundered from the Google-owned search engine, GPS system, maps, email and YouTube - registers everything from what time users leave for work, to where they go and what transport they use. If printed and piled up, the pages would measure more than 189ft. Some 23,731 pages worth of data were reportedly collected on one individual over just a fortnight, which would reach 7ft 9in if physically stacked. George Soros slams Facebook and Google as ‘a … [Read more...] about Google collects enough data on you to fill an 8ft stack of paper every TWO WEEKS… then it flogs the info to the highest bidder