The Government’s reformed GCSEs, based on the new and more rigorous curriculum at Key Stage 4, are specifically designed to teach pupils the knowledge they will need for future success.
We are working to dramatically improve the rigour, quality and standard of qualifications across the board, and have already done so with GCSEs. These reformed qualifications will help young people achieve the skills they need to get on in life.
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 results are also show entries to EBacc subjects have risen by 3.7%. This refers to foreign languages, maths, English, science and humanities – subjects which all develop useful skills and prepare pupils for their next step.
Using the disadvantage gap index, the disadvantage attainment gap at key stage 2 has decreased in each of the last seven years, narrowing by 3% in the latest year and 13.2% since 2011. New guidance available through the Education Endowment Foundation will help schools make good choices to improve their disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at a letter published in the Telegraph today, Monday 19 August, from former Education Secretary Lord Baker to the current Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the findings of the British Council’s Language Trends Survey 2019 and the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) announcement of which schools and colleges have been chosen to improve computer science …
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.
School Standards Minister Nick Gibb wrote in the Times today to stress the importance and value of GCSEs as pupils start their exams this week. This week pupils in England are taking the first of this year’s GCSEs. Those who …
The Education Secretary recognises that the lead up to GCSEs and A-levels can be a stressful period for pupils, but also notes the importance for young people in being able to deal with the challenges they’ll face in life, including developing the resilience and coping mechanisms to deal with challenging experiences such as exams.