We are aware of a petition on Change.org based on a misapprehension about the way young people will be allocated grades for their GCSEs and A levels this summer. The petition being circulated on social media suggests there will be …
Today′s blog looks at speculation around the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in schools into the next academic year. Over the weekend and today several newspapers have speculated on the extent to which the disruption to schools and other education …
In light of today's GCSE results and the exciting array of next steps available to young people, Jessica’s blog looks at her inspiring career journey to date, how apprenticeships can be a great tool to increasing social mobility, and the importance of more women taking up engineering.
Today’s Education in the Media Blog looks at coverage of yesterday’s A level results.
Today is A level results day and we are congratulating all those who worked hard for their grades. We also look at higher education and sugar in schools.
The more rigorous GCSE in English literature examined from 2017 rewards pupils for getting to grips with a wider range of literature at a deeper level. We are confident that this is providing better preparation for pupils to take the A level.
Today’s Education in the Media blog will cover the Teaching and Learning International Survey, vice chancellor pay and support we provide for children with special educational needs and disabilities. TALIS survey Yesterday 19 June, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and …
We have made huge progress to boost the quality of education and training on offer for young people. From 2020 we will start to roll out new T Levels which will offer young people high-quality technical courses alongside our world class A Levels. These will be the gold standard choice for young people after they take their GCSEs.
The curriculum also includes the knowledge pupils need to help address climate change in the future. For example, in design and technology pupils are taught to consider the impact of the products they design on individuals, society and the environment. Schools have the autonomy to go into as much depth on these subjects as they see fit.
Our school sixth forms and colleges have a vital role to play in making sure people have the skills they need to get on in life. That is why we have protected the base rate of funding for 16 to 19 year olds until 2020. We continue to allocate further funding for specific needs such as an extra £500m for providers to support disadvantaged students.