Writing in the Sun, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson explained why the cancellation of GCSE and A level exams due to the Covid-19 pandemic will not hold students back
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 …
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 …