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Written Answers — Education: Education: Assessments (22 July 2014)

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education on the basis of what research findings the Government developed its proposals to decrease the role of coursework in GCSE and A-level curriculums.

Written Answers — Education: English Baccalaureate (22 July 2014)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps she is taking to encourage the uptake of Ebacc subjects for GCSE; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Education: Languages: Brighton (22 July 2014)

Nick Gibb: ...who are studying a foreign language in both primary and secondary schools. The table shows figures for pupils at the end of key stage 4 who were entered for at least one full modern foreign language GCSE in Brighton, Kemptown constituency. There are no equivalent figures for key stage 2. Number of pupils1 entered for at least 1 full GCSE Modern Foreign Language qualification in...

Written Answers — Education: Languages: Education (22 July 2014)

Nick Gibb: ...longer to develop their skills to a high level before continuing with language learning in secondary school. The English Baccalaureate is already encouraging more young people to take a language at GCSE level. Take up of a modern foreign language by Key Stage 4 pupils in England increased by over 20% between 2012 and 2013. The independent Expert Group, chaired by a leading primary...

Written Answers — Education: Mathematics: Education (22 July 2014)

David Laws: ...education and have set out our ambition for the majority of young people in England to study mathematics to at least age 18 by 2020. In addition, students without at least a grade C in mathematics GCSE are now required to continue to study this vital subject within 16 to 19 education until they gain this valuable qualification. We are reforming A level maths to provide a better stepping...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Education: Assessments (21 July 2014)

Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of (1) the number, and (2) the proportion, of pupils in state-funded schools in England who sat their (a) GCSE, (b) AS Level, and (c) A Level, examinations as private candidates in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Education: Education (21 July 2014)

Edward Timpson: ...% (295,500) were not continuing to study the subject at any level. This is why this Government has introduced a condition of funding to ensure that all 16 to 19-year-olds who have not secured a good GCSE pass in English or maths have the opportunity to achieve these subjects by 19. 2012/13 is the latest year that we have participation data linked to prior attainment.

Written Answers — Education: Employment Schemes: Young People (21 July 2014)

Edward Timpson: ...for delivery of the programme, in January 2013, the eligibility for the programme was extended to provide capacity for up to an additional 15,500 young people aged 16 or 17 who are NEET and: who have up to one GCSE A*-C or; who are care leavers/young people in care or; who are young offenders released from custody or serving community sentences. Delivery data for the programme for the...

Written Answers — Education: Unemployment: Young People (21 July 2014)

Edward Timpson: ...qualification (such as one or more A-levels or Tech Levels), work experience and other non-qualification activity. English and maths also feature for students who failed to achieve an A*-C GCSE in maths and English by age 16.

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — Ofsted (14 to 17-year-olds) (16 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Andrew Percy: ..., despite my protestations, which saw me dragged into the head teacher’s office, we went down the route that I call the GNVQ fiddle. That is exactly what it is. I had children who wanted to do my subject, history, at GCSE but were told they could not because they were not going to achieve a C, and consequently they were forced on to GNVQ media studies. Now, I do not disparage GNVQs...

Written Answers — Education: School Leaving (16 July 2014)

David Laws: ..., including A levels in English and mathematics, and have set out our ambition for the majority of young people in England to study mathematics at least to age 18 by 2020. Students without at least a grade C at GCSE in mathematics or English are now required to continue to study the subject. In addition, new core mathematics qualifications are being developed for those students with GCSE...

Written Ministerial Statements — Education: Qualifications and Curriculum Reform (16 July 2014)

Nicky Morgan: ...potential, by studying a curriculum and qualifications that support them in progressing into further study and employment, and set expectations which match those of the highest performing countries. GCSE and A level subject content to be taught from 2016 The Government have already published subject content for GCSEs in English baccalaureate subjects and for the first group of A levels to...

[Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Youth Employment (15 July 2014)

Jo Swinson: ...such as English and maths need to be prioritised. That is why the curriculum is being strengthened and we are ensuring that all young people up to the age of 18 must study maths and English to at least GCSE grade C. General employability is not just about paper qualifications but perhaps more about attitudes and basic behaviour, such as going to work, turning up promptly and being...

Written Answers — Education: Languages: Education (14 July 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: ...to develop their skills to a high level before continuing with language learning in secondary school. The English Baccalaureate is also already encouraging more young people to study a language at GCSE level. Take-up by key stage 4 pupils in England of a modern foreign language increased by over 20% between 2012 and 2013. To support the introduction of languages at key stage 2, the...

BBC World Service and British Council — Motion to Take Note (10 July 2014)

Baroness Coussins: ...could ever hope to. However, the pipeline of talent for multilingual journalists is in danger of drying up. The UK lags well behind our international competitors and things are getting worse. GCSE take-up has improved but there is an alarming drop at A-level. Forty-four British universities have scrapped language degrees since the year 2000. We are not taking advantage of the linguistic...

Written Answers — Education: Basic Skills: South East (10 July 2014)

David Laws: Key stage 2 national curriculum assessment statistics are published online at: www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-key-stage-2 GCSE attainment statistics are published online at: www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-gcses-key-stage -4 Attainment statistics by Parliamentary constituency are published online at: www.education.gov.uk/inyourarea/ Information that is not already...

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day]: Technical and Vocational Education (9 July 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Elizabeth Truss: ...11, and double-weighting English and maths in the performance tables to make sure that every child is literate and numerate by the time they leave school. Students who do not secure good passes in GCSE maths and English will continue to study those subjects until 18 so they can earn those vital passports into future careers. In addition, we are introducing a new mid-level maths...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Languages: Qualifications (9 July 2014)

Lord Nash: ...Department does hold information on the number of pupils entered for GCSEs and A levels in Chinese which includes Mandarin Chinese and other Chinese subjects. In 2012/13, 2,346 pupils were entered for GCSE Chinese and 2,665 pupils were entered for A level Chinese. This information is published in the GCSE[1] and A level[2] statistical first releases. My Rt hon Friend, the Secretary of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pupil Exclusions (9 July 2014)

Lord Quirk: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many secondary school pupils who were (1) permanently excluded, or (2) excluded for one or more fixed periods since 2000, subsequently passed a GCSE in (a) one, (b) two, or (c) three or more subjects.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Science: Education (9 July 2014)

Lord Nash: Recent years have seen record numbers of pupils taking science and mathematics at GCSE and A level, with a rise of more than 30% in the number of students taking separate GCSEs in biology, chemistry and physics between 2010 and 2013. There has also been a 15% rise in the number taking mathematics and physics A level, and a 19% rise in the number taking further mathematics A level over the...

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