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- Future Army 2020: Welsh Affairs (6 March 2014) See 1 other result from this debate
Alun Cairns: ...qualifications, sometimes for the sake of being different, as my hon. Friend the Member for Monmouth (David T. C. Davies) mentioned earlier. When there was a drive to introduce greater rigour in GCSE outcomes, in Wales we saw political intervention. In England, politics was kept out of it completely, and the policy direction was set for greater rigour and stronger assessments of...
- Women: Contribution to Economic Life — Motion to Take Note (6 March 2014) See 1 other result from this debate
Lord Watson of Richmond: ...to several times in this debate, in its very good report last June, Maximising Women’s Contribution to Future Economic Growth, shows quite conclusively that while girls outperform boys at GCSE and A-level, and the gap may be widening, when it comes to university places women take up only 13% of engineering places, 18% of technology places and 22% of mathematics places, while the...
- Written Answers — Education: Gcse (6 March 2014)
Andrew Griffiths: ...and what proportion of pupils of each ethnicity who were (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals and who did not have statements of Special Education Needs did not achieve an A* to C GCSE grade in (i) English, (ii) mathematics and (iii) either English or mathematics in the most recent year for which figures are available.
- Written Answers — Education: Pupils: Disadvantaged (6 March 2014)
David Laws: ...All other pupils3 72.0 75.0 52.1 44.0 35.8 All pupils4 68.3 71.3 48.1 40.4 33.0 2011/12 FSM 45.3 48.0 25.1 14.4 13.5 All other pupils3 70.3 72.9 52.0 36.7 29.8 All pupils4 66.7 69.3 48.1 33.5 27.5 1 Number of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 in each academic...
- Vocational Qualifications Reform Plan — Statement (5 March 2014)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...review of apprenticeships and of the schemes on vocational training. I also remember, having been an employer as well in this regard, the importance of the need to have maths and English at a basic GCSE level. By September this year, if a 16 year-old has not achieved those qualifications, they will be supported until they achieve those two basic pillars. Regarding the 50% issue which my...
- Written Answers — Education: Sixth Form Colleges (5 March 2014)
Barry Sheerman: ...what consideration his Department has given to closing sixth form college provision in schools Ofsted Grade 3 or below to enable headteachers to focus on (a) core activity and (b) provision of GCSE-level education.
- Estimates 2013-14 — Ministry of Defence: Defence and Cyber-security (4 March 2014)
Jack Lopresti: .... There is a knowledge gap and the Government are addressing it in the long term via the development of education in cyber-security; teaching materials on cyber-security are being produced for GCSE and A-level students. Academic centres for cyber-security have been set up in 11 universities. Investment in education is far-sighted and will position the UK with experts in the cyber-security...
- Public Bill Committee: Deregulation Bill: Clause 4 - English apprenticeships: funding arrangements (4 March 2014) See 1 other result from this clause
Toby Perkins: ...it was the wrong priority and that, within the overall funding envelope, a future Labour Government would look again at that one massive cut for the cohort of 18-year-olds who have not gone through the GCSE system. It is not only possible, but desirable and certain that within the existing overall funding a future Labour Government would make very different decisions. I am grateful that...
- Written Answers — Education: Languages: Education (4 March 2014)
Elizabeth Truss: ...raise the quality of language teaching in state schools. The inclusion of a modern or ancient language in the English Baccalaureate is already encouraging more young people to take a language at GCSE level. The numbers sitting a language GCSE are now at a five-year-high.
- Written Answers — Education: Mandarin: Curriculum (4 March 2014)
Elizabeth Truss: ...curriculum which comes into force from September 2014; and the inclusion of a modern or ancient language in the English Baccalaureate is already encouraging more young people to take a language at GCSE level. The numbers sitting a language GCSE are now at a five-year-high, with entries for Chinese rising by around 20% in 2012-13.
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Adult Education: Northamptonshire (4 March 2014)
Matthew Hancock: ...in life and work” (HM Treasury [December 2006] ‘Leitch Review of Skills. Prosperity for all in the global economy—world class skills. Final Report’, p. 43.) Level 1 is equivalent to GCSE grades D-G. Adults with skills below Level 1 can read or write, but their skills may be limited; for example, they may not be able to read bus or train timetables. 3 Gibson, A. and...
- School Pupils: English Speakers — Question (3 March 2014)
Baroness Coussins: ...acknowledge the data, which suggest that the presence in schools of children who are bilingual or have English as an additional language tends, in fact, to raise overall school performance at GCSE, not damage it? What action will the Government take to recognise and improve these language skills for the benefit of the whole country?
- Written Answers — Education: Pupils: Absenteeism (3 March 2014)
George Galloway: To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will conduct an investigation into the reasons why pupils are being removed from school rolls before completing GCSE courses.
- Social Welfare Law — Question for Short Debate (25 February 2014)
Lord Phillips of Sudbury: ...and free schools—roughly half of schools. The number of teachers training to teach citizenship is declining rapidly, as is the number of pupils taking citizenship. That is down to 2% for GCSE citizenship and only 8% for the half GCSE. The situation could not be worse. Section 1 of the Legal Services Act 2007 states that there should be a regulatory objective of, “increasing...
- Schools: Careers Guidance — Question (25 February 2014)
Lord Nash: ...technology. It encourages pupils to design computer programmes to address real-world problems. The inclusion of computer science in the EBacc will help ensure that more pupils obtain a high-quality GCSE qualification.
- [Martin Caton in the Chair] — Educational Attainment (Disadvantaged Pupils) (25 February 2014) See 2 other results from this debate
Kevin Brennan: Does the Minister agree that one should not be complacent about such things? In England last year, the GCSE attainment gap widened in 72 out of 152 local authority areas. In 66 areas, it was larger than it was two years previously. In England as a whole, the gap was 26.7% last year, up from 26.4% in 2011-12, which means we should not be complacent.
- Written Answers — Education: Languages: Education (24 February 2014)
Elizabeth Truss: ...and deepening their understanding of the world. It also equips pupils to study and work in other countries. The English Baccalaureate is already encouraging more young people to take a language at GCSE level. The number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 (ages 14 to 16) in England entered for a modem foreign language GCSE increased by over 20% from 2012 to 2013. We have introduced a...
- Written Answers — Education: Schools: Vocational Guidance (24 February 2014)
Elizabeth Truss: There has been a 30% rise in GCSE physics, chemistry and biology entries since 2010 and record numbers of pupils are taking maths and sciences at A level. We are also making it clear to pupils and their parents that mathematics is vital whatever career they want to go into. Those achieving A level maths earn up to 10% more as adults than those without. Mathematics, computer science and...
- Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: School Pupils: Adequate Nourishment (18 February 2014)
Christopher Hazzard: ...that were picked up. Children were said to be less irritable and to have always appeared less lethargic and suffered less illness and obesity. Importantly, all teachers welcomed a rise in standard across the board. When we consider that, in the past five years, we have seen a 10% improvement in GCSE attainment in our local pupils who are entitled to free school meals, it...
- [Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] — Supporting the Creative Economy (13 February 2014) See 5 other results from this debate
Sharon Hodgson: ...is that there are unintended consequences to the baccalaureate. The number of art teachers being trained has dropped by 14%. The discount codes are deterring young people from taking more than one GCSE in arts subjects. This has to be looked at. The reality is there in black and white in the figures. Will the Minister say something about the proposal in the report for STEM to become STEAM...