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Gold for UK at WorldSkills 2017

Known as the ‘Olympics of skills’, the WorldSkills finals are held every two years. The most talented people from over 59 different countries competed across a diverse range of abilities and skills – from beauty therapy to mechanical engineering, to earn the title ‘best in the world’ in their respective categories. Earning a place in [...]

By | 2019-08-07T13:07:22+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News UK, post-16|Comments Off on Gold for UK at WorldSkills 2017

GCSE Resits: Pass Rates Improve for English but not Maths

Results from the final cohort of ‘legacy’ GCSE English retakes show an improvement on last year’s pass rates. 29% of learners aged 17+ achieved a grade C or above in the subject, compared to 26.9% in 2016. It was not the same story for students who retook the legacy GCSE Maths – 24.4% earned an [...]

By | 2019-08-07T13:34:38+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Further Education, News UK, post-16|Comments Off on GCSE Resits: Pass Rates Improve for English but not Maths

GCSE English and maths resits numbers to rise – bksb

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 [...]

By | 2019-08-07T13:57:07+00:00 July 25th, 2017|News UK, post-16|Comments Off on GCSE English and maths resits numbers to rise – bksb

New Report Recommends GCSE Maths Resit Review

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 16-19 [...]

By | 2019-08-07T13:59:31+00:00 July 21st, 2017|News UK, post-16|Comments Off on New Report Recommends GCSE Maths Resit Review