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Magdalen College School A-level results improve on last year

Magdalen College School A-level students improved in almost all measures compared to last year with the Brackley school saying they were particularly pleased with the significant increase in top grades this year.

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The Buckingham School, A Level results day. Students get their results. Lucy MacAleese and Josh Stacey (head boy last term), did well

PICTURE GALLERY: A-Level results day in Buckingham

Students at schools across Buckingham have been celebrating after collecting their A-Level results this morning (Thursday).

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Cooper School students collecting their A-level results. Other students collecting their results. PNL-170817-104204001

Celebrations as students in Bicester collect their A-level results

There were cheers – and tears – when students in Bicester collected their A-level results yesterday, Thursday.

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LIVE: A-Level Results Day 2017 - Aylesbury, Buckingham and Thame

Welcome to our rolling coverage of A-Level Results Day 2017 across Aylesbury Vale, Buckingham and Thame.

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Space camp lift off!

We have lift off! Youngsters take part in first ever Space Camp at Westcott Venture Park

Youngsters learned all about being a real-life rocket scientist at a holiday camp with a difference last week.

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University of Buckingham ranks top in the UK for satisfaction, despite student survey boycott

The University of Buckingham is the best university in the country for student satisfaction, topping the controversial National Student Survey (NSS) for the eighth time.

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

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

Restaurant chain, Nando’s, is giving away free chicken to A-level students across the UK this week.

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University of Buckingham forecasts one of its busiest ever years for clearing

The University of Buckingham is forecasting one of its busiest ever periods of clearing will take place this month.

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Ellen White (holding BE KIND aloft) with her teammates shooting an advert for the campaign

WATCH: Aylesbury football star Ellen White becomes a Disney princess to challenge cliches

Disney has joined forces with the England Women’s football team and Aylesbury star Ellen White to challenge the cliches of what it means to be a modern-day princess.

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Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Women feel more betrayed by ‘emotional’ rather than ‘sexual’ infidelity when they catch a cheating partner on Facebook, according to new research.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Budget supermarket Aldi has launched what could be Britain’s cheapest school uniform - which will see children fully-kitted out for only £3.75.

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Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

The UK has a reputation (rightly or wrongly) for struggling to learn foreign languages. A recent survey showed, for example, that 62% of the population can’t speak any other language apart from English.

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A team of students from the Royal Latin School in Buckingham took part in a business, accounting skills and enterprise competition

Royal Latin School pupils highly commended for their efforts in national competition

A team of students from the Royal Latin School in Buckingham have been highly commended following their participation in a national BASE (Business, Accounting Skills and Enterprise) competition.

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One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

With summer holidays upon us and children bidding farewell to their teachers, a survey has suggested that many parents give expensive gifts as a thank-you to school staff.

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British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

Folklore and fairy tales like Robin Hood, King Arthur and the Loch Ness monster are in danger of dying out - because parents aren’t passing them on to kids, it has emerged.

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Twyford C of E School garden

Shoppers can help Twyford school get a garden makeover

Twyford C of E School is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

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The newly opened Sir Thomas Fremantle School, a free school in Winslow - pictured with pupils and staff is head Darren Lyon

Inside the new building at Sir Thomas Fremantle School in Winslow

In a move that has been described as momentous in the life of the school, Sir Thomas Fremantle has opened its new building.

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2nd Buckingham Brownies during a visit to the University of Buckingham's Applied Computing Department

PICTURE SPECIAL: Excitement and giggles fill the room as Buckingham Brownies take over university’s computing department

2nd Buckingham Brownies enjoyed a fun evening when they visited the University of Buckingham’s Department of Applied Computing.

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