bksb Shortlisted for Regional Education and Business Accolade

28 July 2017

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We are delighted to announce that bksb has been shortlisted for yet another accolade – the East Midlands Chamber have recognised our expertise and outstanding practice as part of their annual Business Awards. The Chamber received a record number of entries this year and stated that the standard was even higher than in previous years. … Continue reading bksb Shortlisted for Regional Education and Business Accolade

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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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Anne Milton: What the Skills Minister Said at AELP

30 June 2017

Anne Milton: Apprenticeships and Skills Minister

There was some welcome news for apprenticeship providers at the AELP Annual Conference last week, as Anne Milton, the new Skills Minister, announced that the non-levy growth requests will be brought forward to July. Delivering her first ever speech to the sector, Ms Milton said that the paused tendering round would be scrapped, and rerun … Continue reading Anne Milton: What the Skills Minister Said at AELP

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