bksb Tour 2014: Functional Skills or GCSE – How About an eLearning Solution for Both?

26 March 2014


Throughout May and June, the bksb team will once again be touring the country, offering information, advice and guidance to educational practitioners. Every single one of our 18 sessions will be completely free to attend, so why not book your place now?

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Functional Skills a ‘Stepping Stone’: Surprising Decision?

25 March 2014


With the amount of data that has been published in the past few months relating to the levels of English and maths in Great Britain, many educational practitioners seem disgruntled with the government’s decision to label Functional Skills qualifications as a ‘stepping stone’ and the announcement that GCSEs will replace them in the apprenticeship framework from 2017.

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Add ‘Flexibility and Functionality’ to GCSEs

24 March 2014


English and maths GCSEs need more flexibility and functionality according to the head of careers guidance at Ofsted. Karen Adriaanse made the comments during the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee’s second session on adult literacy and numeracy.

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Chinese Teachers to Raise Standards of Maths in England

12 March 2014


As many as 60 teachers from Shanghai will be brought to England in order to raise standards of maths, the Department for Education has announced.

The teachers will head up 30 centres of excellence where they will deliver maths masterclasses.

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