New A Level to Raise Maths Standards

30 June 2014


A new ‘Core Maths’ A Level is due to be released in September in order to encourage progression with maths after learners leave school. The qualification will be based on ‘real life’ maths such as financial investments and population growth, and will prepare pupils for careers in business, computing, geography, manufacturing and nursing.

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Celebrations begin for Adult Learners’ Week

16 June 2014


Today sees the start of Adult Learners’ Week – an annual celebration of adult education organised by NIACE. Now in its 23rd year, Adult Learners’ Week is a chance to raise awareness of lifelong learning opportunities and appreciate the success stories of people who increase their skills set and change their lives.

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Ofsted to make unannounced visits to schools

10 June 2014


The government have announced their intention to commission snap Ofsted inspections. The move comes in response to the allegations of extremism in a number of secondary schools.

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bksb show off their skills on the field

09 June 2014


On Friday (9 June), bksb staff took part in the West Nottinghamshire College World Cup 2014, at the college’s main campus in Mansfield.

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