GCSE English and Maths Resit Numbers to Rise

25 July 2017

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Ofqual are expecting increased numbers of GCSE English and maths resits next year due to the reformed GCSE grading system and changes to school league tables. It is anticipated that more students will be awarded a grade 3 this year than a grade D in previous years – 23% of GCSE English entries are expected … Continue reading GCSE English and Maths Resit Numbers to Rise

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New Report Recommends GCSE Maths Resit Review

21 July 2017

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  Professor Sir Adrian Smith, the author of a new government-commissioned report, has recommended that the post-16 GCSE Maths resit policy should be reviewed, with fresh consideration as to whether the qualifications and curricula are appropriate for students. The report, released on Thursday (20 July), also suggests that the DfE should remove disincentives from the … Continue reading New Report Recommends GCSE Maths Resit Review

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Apprenticeship Numbers Likely to Fall, New Research Reveals

30 June 2017

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The AELP have warned that apprenticeship providers are at risk of ‘going bust’ unless additional government investment is forthcoming. The number of apprenticeship starts is likely to drop in the coming months, rather than grow as originally forecast. This is according to research carried out by the Warwick Institute for Employment Research, commissioned by the … Continue reading Apprenticeship Numbers Likely to Fall, New Research Reveals

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Anne Milton to Become New Apprenticeships and Skills Minister

14 June 2017

Anne Milton: Apprenticeships and Skills Minister

  According to wide-spread reports, Anne Milton will replace Robert Halfon as Apprenticeships and Skills Minister as part of the cabinet reshuffle, after the latter was not reappointed to the role. Ms Milton has held several ministerial positions since 2006, most recently occupying the role of Deputy Chief Whip. Having been educated at Central College … Continue reading Anne Milton to Become New Apprenticeships and Skills Minister

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