Monthly Archives: June 2014

New A Level to Raise Maths Standards

By | 2017-08-15T15:26:07+00:00 2014|Categories: Archive, News, post-16|

A new ‘Core Maths’ A Level is due to be released in September in order to encourage progression with maths after learners leave school. The qualification will be based on ‘real life’ maths such as financial investments and population growth, and will prepare pupils for careers in business, computing, geography, manufacturing and nursing. Also under new [...]

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Celebrations begin for Adult Learners’ Week

By | 2017-11-20T13:54:12+00:00 2014|Categories: Archive, News|

Today sees the start of Adult Learners’ Week – an annual celebration of adult education organised by NIACE. Now in its 23rd year, Adult Learners’ Week is a chance to raise awareness of lifelong learning opportunities and appreciate the success stories of people who increase their skills set and change their lives. Hundreds of education providers [...]

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Ofsted to make unannounced visits to schools

By | 2017-08-15T15:27:32+00:00 2014|Categories: Archive, News|

The government have announced their intention to commission snap Ofsted inspections. The move comes in response to the allegations of extremism in a number of secondary schools. David Cameron explained that he felt that the issue demanded a ‘robust response’ as ‘protecting children is one of the first duties of the government’. Under the new proposals, [...]

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bksb show off their skills on the field

By | 2017-08-15T15:28:12+00:00 2014|Categories: Archive, News|

On Friday (9 June), bksb staff took part in the West Nottinghamshire College World Cup 2014, at the college’s main campus in Mansfield. The event saw teams of staff and students each named after one of the nations competing in the actual World Cup – with bksb playing as Bosnia – battle it out for a [...]

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