Outcome of the GCSE results 2018

Amid the exam reforms, tens of thousands of teenagers received their GCSE results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In the previous year the GCSE pass rates fell and the number of pupils attaining top grades was the lowest point in a decade. This year the number of students receiving the top GCSE grades rose [...]

By | 2018-09-03T10:56:38+00:00 August 31st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Outcome of the GCSE results 2018

Outcome of the T-levels legal challenge

The Federation of Awarding Bodies initiated a judicial review proceeding in connection with the implementation of T-levels. The FAB insisted this was not a disagreement with the purpose of T-levels or the way the government had gone about the process of implementation, instead there were concerns over several elements of the procurement exercise, and the [...]

By | 2018-08-03T11:10:35+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Outcome of the T-levels legal challenge

Research shows which students benefit from retaking maths and English GCSEs

The UK Government legislated that from September 2013 all young people who did not achieve a grade C in Mathematics and English General Certificate of Secondary Education had to continue studying in these subjects post-16. For some students, attaining the required GCSE grades may have required them to go through Functional Skills qualifications, or through [...]

By | 2018-07-27T15:03:17+00:00 July 27th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Research shows which students benefit from retaking maths and English GCSEs

Decisions on Functional Skills Reform

The Functional Skills Qualifications in English and mathematics are being reformed and will be introduced for September 2019. The Department for Education have previously consulted on and confirmed their overall approach to regulating new Functional Skills Qualifications in English and mathematics, and have set out their final decisions on those rules and guidance. In response [...]

By | 2018-07-17T13:31:53+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Decisions on Functional Skills Reform