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- Lesser-Taught Languages (24 March 2015) See 7 other results from this debate
Nick Gibb: ...state. The removal of languages from the key stage 4 national curriculum in 2004 by the previous Labour Government led to a 36 percentage point decline in the number of pupils studying a modern foreign language at GCSE. In 2000, 79% of pupils studied a foreign language at GCSE. By 2010, that had fallen to 43%. This Government have taken decisive action to address that decline. We agreed...
- Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (24 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate
Patsy McGlone: ...be said for the importance of careers guidance in schools, especially considering that the age of 16 is the critical point at which women are lost to a potential career. Imbalance in STEM begins post-GCSE, despite the fact that girls are now more likely than boys to achieve A* to C grades in maths, core and additional science, and in each of the three individual sciences. Of girls who...
- Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Computer Programming: Primary Schools (24 March 2015)
David McNarry: I thank the Minister for his answer. I am sure that he takes the point in my question. In response to a recent Assembly question, the Minister said that 14,480 year-12 pupils sat GCSE in design and technology, which is a pointer. Is the Minister prepared to introduce an early introduction to programming? I take it from his previous answer that he is unable to give me an example of that...
- Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Primary Languages (24 March 2015)
John O'Dowd: ...to provide funding for tutors, some of whom only work several hours a week, to provide modern languages in schools. The evidence that it encourages young people to continue to take languages at GCSE and A level is inconclusive. If we are to do something, let us do it on an evidence base rather than having a simple knee-jerk reaction and saying, "Tell you what. We need money. Close down...
- Schools (Opportunity to Study for Qualifications) (24 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate
Fiona Mactaggart: ...languages, including the languages of the growing markets in south Asia, we will lose important outward-facing opportunities for the British economy. Ofqual goes on to say: “We at Ofqual do not…seek to limit the curriculum. We do expect any GCSE, AS or A level to be of comparable demand”. It is saying that it needs the same number of entrants for each subject, but at the...
- Written Answers — Department for Education: Languages: Education (24 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer
Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils studied GCSE Polish in 2013-14.
- Written Answers — Department for Education: GCE A-level (24 March 2015)
Nick Gibb: In June 2014 Ofqual consulted on a set of proposals about how GCSE and A level subject availability should be determined from September 2017. The consultation can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/377804/2014-06-24-completing-gcse-as-and-a-lev el-reform.pdf Ofqual’s consultation set out the proposed process for reform and...
- Written Answers — Department for Education: Mathematics: GCSE (24 March 2015)
Joan Walley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, by what date she plans for schools to be sent sample assessment materials for the new GCSE mathematics examination; and if she will make a statement.
- Written Answers — Department for Education: Gcse (24 March 2015)
Lord Taylor of Warwick: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the finding by the Open Public Services Network that pupils in some parts of England are not offered certain GCSEs, and the impact that this may have on their job prospects.
- Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Child Poverty Strategy: Implementation (23 March 2015)
Jonathan Bell: ...enterprises, which we have done in Bright Start and, as I said earlier, one of the key strategies for literacy and numeracy in primary schools. We will not see the results of those measures in GCSE outcomes for many, many years to come, but we are already seeing some initial evidence that children's educational achievement is going up. That is what we need to do to ensure that children...
- Written Answers — Department for Education: Sixth Form Education (23 March 2015)
Nicholas Boles: ...academic year 2014/15, we reduced the funding for 18-year-olds in full-time education. This will apply to all elements of the formula, except the extra support for disadvantaged students without a GCSE grade C or above in English or mathematics, and students with a learning difficulty assessment or a statement of special educational needs.
- Written Answers — Department for Education: Gifted Children (23 March 2015)
Lord Nash: ...measure, Progress 8, will ensure schools are held to account for the progress made by all pupils, including the most able. In addition, from 2017, the introduction of the new top ‘grade 9’ for GCSE set at a level above the current grade A*, will ensure that the achievements of the very highest performers are recognised.
- Affordable Childcare (Select Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (18 March 2015) See 2 other results from this debate
Baroness Garden of Frognal: ..., especially from age two upwards, has positive benefits on children’s all-round attainment and behaviour, particularly for disadvantaged children. We know, too, that these last all the way through to GCSE and future earnings. Evidence strongly supports this. Recognising that early education matters, we have increased the free early education entitlement for all three and four...
- Written Answers — Department for Education: Languages: Education (17 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer
Nick de Bois: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the decision by Oxford Cambridge and RSA not to redevelop GCSE and A Level Turkish on the ability of students to acquire skills in Turkish; and if she will make a statement.
- Written Answers — Department for Education: GCE A-level (16 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer
Paul Uppal: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that funding is available to schools to enable pupils to continue at A-level subjects they took at GCSE.
- Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Qualifications (16 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer
Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many requests were made by military personnel to study for GCSE exams in 2014; and how many such requests were granted.
- Business of the House: Education Regulations and Faith Schools (12 March 2015)
Ian Swales: ...; that is happening in quite a few schools in the science and biology curriculum. It is a particular issue in the north-east, partly owing to the Vardy Foundation and some of its successor organisations. GCSE science exam papers have been redacted in girls’ schools because the questions were deemed unacceptable. Some schools have not observed the legal obligation to teach anatomy,...
- Young Care Leavers — Question for Short Debate (12 March 2015)
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: ...than that. To begin with, it is not acceptable that young people in care have such poor educational outcomes. Around 70,000 children are in the care system, and only 15% get more than five A* to C grades at GCSE. In fact, the attainment gap between them and their peers has widened since 2008. Can the Minister indicate what more is being done in the department to close that gap? When it...
- Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Adult Education (12 March 2015)
Nicholas Boles: ..., our funding priorities include traineeships to enable young people who are not yet work ready to develop the skills and experience they need to get into employment. We also prioritise English and maths for those who have yet to achieve GCSE Grade A* to C standard.
- Soft Power and the UK’s Influence (Select Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (10 March 2015)
Baroness Coussins: ...to provide increased support for study abroad programmes. In my view, the Government’s response is predictable and far too narrow, giving a very selective and sketchy picture of what is really happening. Yes, the EBacc has had a positive effect on GCSE take-up, but the signs are that that has now plateaued. The dark cloud on the horizon is Progress 8, the name of the new system to...