Monthly Archives: August 2017

Ofqual-Commissioned Employer Survey Investigates Perceptions on Functional Skills

By | 2017-08-31T12:38:48+00:00 2017|Categories: News|

An Ofqual-commissioned report released last month has provided an insight into the way Functional Skills, and other qualifications, are perceived. 80% of respondents indicated that they are familiar with Functional Skills, with almost two thirds saying they have a good understanding of the qualifications. The survey, which was undertaken by Pye Tait Consulting, also shows that [...]

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GCSE Resits: Pass Rates Improve for English but not Maths

By | 2017-08-25T10:52:42+00:00 2017|Categories: Further Education, News, post-16|

Results from the final cohort of ‘legacy’ GCSE English retakes show an improvement on last year’s pass rates. 29% of learners aged 17+ achieved a grade C or above in the subject, compared to 26.9% in 2016. It was not the same story for students who retook the legacy GCSE Maths – 24.4% earned an A*-C [...]

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Introducing bksb’s Brand New Look!

By | 2017-08-15T14:39:03+00:00 2017|Categories: News|

In 1994, bksb pioneered an innovative new approach to improving the English and maths skills of learners. This process of initial assessment to ascertain an accurate level, diagnostic assessment to identify precise skill gaps, and learning resources to develop knowledge, has since become the industry standard for teaching basic skills, key skills and latterly functional skills. [...]

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