Further Education

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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Key Educators Call for Change in English & Maths Policy

By | 2017-06-28T15:02:25+00:00 2017|Categories: Further Education, News, post-16|

A number of prominent education professionals have called for the government’s GCSE English and Maths resit policy to be changed at a meeting hosted by the TES and UKFEchat. The group discussed the future of post-16 English and maths at length, and the overriding opinion was that although current policy regarding mandatory English and maths training [...]

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16-18 Education Faces the Largest Funding Cuts

By | 2017-03-15T11:13:53+00:00 2017|Categories: Further Education, News, post-16|

According to the Institute of Fiscal Studies, spending on education for 16-18 year olds has faced cuts too often, while most of the education sector has seen increased funding per pupil over the last 30 years. A report published in February suggests that Further Education and Sixth Forms have been “continually squeezed”, and that by 2019-2020, [...]

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Education Secretary: English and Maths a Key Challenge in FE

By | 2017-08-15T09:54:20+00:00 2016|Categories: Archive, Further Education, News|

The Education Secretary highlighted improving the English and maths skills of post-16 learners as a key challenge as she spoke at the AoC Conference in November. Justine Greening confirmed her commitment to raising standards across the FE sector, stating that the right balance needs to be struck on “…a system that really pushes people, so we’re [...]

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