bksb Sponsor AELP Functional Skills Special Interest Group

23 February 2016


bksb are proud to announce a new partnership with the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP), having agreed to become sole sponsors of their Functional Skills Special Interest Group. The arrangement means that bksb will attend all of the group meetings scheduled for 2016, offering information, advice and guidance on best practice for delivery, and for bksb products.

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A-Level Maths: Study Suggests 2015 B Grade equates to 1960s E Grade

22 February 2016

A-Level Maths

According to a Loughborough University paper published in the British Educational Research journal, students who achieve a B grade in A-Level maths today would have achieved an E grade in the 1960s. The study suggests that there has been no change in standards since the 1990s, but prior to that, A-Level maths exams were more demanding. The research was undertaken due to the concern that maths exams are getting easier.

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bksb Named Education Resources Awards Finalist

17 February 2016


bksb has been named as an Education Resources Awards finalist for the second year in succession. For 2016, the company has been selected in the ‘Supplier of the Year’ category as one of only nine businesses. As was the case with our recent successful Bett Award entry, bksb is the only Functional Skills and GCSE solution to be named on the entire awards shortlist by the independent panel of experts, reaffirming our status as the UK’s number one provider in this field.

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Functional Skills Reform Programme Well Underway

12 February 2016

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The Functional Skills reform programme has been live for almost a month now, and the Education and Training Foundation, Pye Tait Consulting and the Learning and Work Institute want your input.

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