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

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 the [...]

By | 2017-08-10T11:57:09+00:00 June 1st, 2017|News UK|Comments Off on First 9-1 Specification Maths Exam includes ‘Ridiculously Hard’ Questions

Key Educators Call for Change in English & Maths Policy

A number of prominent education professionals have called for the government’s GCSE English and Maths resit policy to be changed at a meeting hosted by the TES and UKFEchat. The group discussed the future of post-16 English and maths at length, and the overriding opinion was that although current policy regarding mandatory English and maths [...]

By | 2017-06-28T15:02:25+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Further Education, News UK, post-16|Comments Off on Key Educators Call for Change in English & Maths Policy

16-18 Education Faces the Largest Funding Cuts

According to the Institute of Fiscal Studies, spending on education for 16-18 year olds has faced cuts too often, while most of the education sector has seen increased funding per pupil over the last 30 years. A report published in February suggests that Further Education and Sixth Forms have been “continually squeezed”, and that by [...]

By | 2017-03-15T11:13:53+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Further Education, News UK, post-16|Comments Off on 16-18 Education Faces the Largest Funding Cuts

Over 400 Delegates Attend The Skills Conference 2017

Functional Skills is an important qualification for learners and employers, and the reforms that are currently in process will increase their relevance further – that was a key message at The Skills Conference, which welcomed over 400 education professionals from around the UK on 7 March. Dame Asha Khemka, Principal and Chief Executive at West [...]

By | 2017-03-15T11:06:54+00:00 March 15th, 2017|News UK|Comments Off on Over 400 Delegates Attend The Skills Conference 2017