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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16-18 Spending: What the Manifestos Say

02 June 2017

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  The Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos have been released and each party has planned for extra spending for the 16-18 education sector, should they get into power. In recent times, many Further Education providers and Sixth Forms have struggled with a lack of funding, and 16-18 spending per learner is currently around 13% … Continue reading 16-18 Spending: What the Manifestos Say

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First 9-1 Specification Maths Exam includes ‘Ridiculously Hard’ Questions

01 June 2017

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  Following the reform of GCSE Maths and English qualifications, and the introduction of numerical grades, students have now taken the first batch of new, tougher maths exams. The TES reports that teachers thought some of the questions were ‘ridiculously tough’ and that the higher tier paper contained around 50% A*-A standard questions, compared to … Continue reading First 9-1 Specification Maths Exam includes ‘Ridiculously Hard’ Questions

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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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