Nurdan Gokce, 16, opens her GCSE results at Stoke Newington school on Thursday in London, England. As hundreds of thousands of students received their GCSE results on Thursday, it has emerged that the proportion of GCSEs awarded A – C grades has risen for the first time in three years. Read more
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Indian village school girls demonstrate the self-defence techniques that they learnt from Indian Border Security Force women personnel in Ballaharwal, near the border with Pakistan, some 40km from Amritsar, India.
Displaced Palestinian Abu Amjad Nofal, 60, washes his face at a UN school in Gaza on Thursday, where his family have sought refuge during the war
A Palestinian man, who fled his house during an Israeli offensive, rests at a United Nations-run school, sheltering displaced Palestinians, in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.
A student reads the Koran at school during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Hulu Langat, near Kuala Lumpur
Students take notes during an English language class at the Juba Nabari Primary School, in Juba on Wednesday. Recent conflict in South Sudan has made resources scarce, with many civil servants, including teachers, not receiving their pay for several months.
A monk at a Tibetan buddhism school of the Tsurphu Monastery in Doilungdeqen county, Tibet.
An Afghan refugee reads from the board while he and other schoolchildren attend their classes at a makeshift school on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan
A Muslim girl takes refuge in a Koranic school in the majority Muslim neighbourhood 5 Kilo, in Bangui, Central African Republic. About 50 Muslims are displaced in the school waiting to be moved to a safer location.
Pakistani students of a madrassa, or Islamic school, sleep while others study in a Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. Islamic schools form an important function within the Pakistani educational system, providing for many Pakistanis, the only educational institution they attend.