Mandatory GCSE English & Maths Resits to be Scrapped?

29 March 2017

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GCSE English and maths resits will not be a requirement, moving forward, for 16-18 year old students with a Grade D or below according to FE Week. ‘Multiple sources’ have suggested to the sector publication that the policy will be scrapped by the Department for Education, which means students will be able to sit Functional Skills qualifications instead.

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16-18 Education Faces the Largest Funding Cuts

28 February 2017

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According to the Institute of Fiscal Studies, spending on education for 16-18 year olds has faced cuts too often, while most of the education sector has seen increased funding per pupil over the last 30 years. A report published in February suggests that Further Education and Sixth Forms have been “continually squeezed”, and that by … Continue reading 16-18 Education Faces the Largest Funding Cuts

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Key Educators Call for Change in English & Maths Policy

20 February 2017

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A number of prominent education professionals have called for the government’s GCSE English and Maths resit policy to be changed at a meeting hosted by the TES and UKFEchat. The group discussed the future of post-16 English and maths at length, and the overriding opinion was that although current policy regarding mandatory English and maths … Continue reading Key Educators Call for Change in English & Maths Policy

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bksb Chosen as Outstanding Education Supplier by BESA

14 February 2017

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bksb has once again been selected as a finalist for a prestigious independent industry accolade. Named on the shortlist of the Education Resources Awards for the third year in a row, the market-leading eLearning provider will compete with nine other companies for ‘Supplier of the Year’ (£1m-£10m turnover). The Education Resources Awards are organised by … Continue reading bksb Chosen as Outstanding Education Supplier by BESA

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