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Claims curriculum 'balances academic performance with life skills'

Grades aren't everything, says advisor

The School Improvement Advisor has suggested pupils get a more rounded education on the Isle of Man than across the water.

Young people Island-wide head back to school today, with the new academic year getting underway.

Joel Smith says grades and results aren't necessarily the be-all and end-all for the Department of Education, Sport and Culture, which could differ from approaches elsewhere:

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