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Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Clause 4 - Workless households and educational attainment: reporting obligations (17 Sep 2015)

Kate Green: ...end of primary school, pupils on free school meals are estimated to be almost three terms behind their more affluent peers, and that gap grows to more than five terms by the age of 14, leading them to achieve, on average, 1.7 grades lower at GCSE, according to the End Child Poverty campaign. We must all want to see that gap closing, and we must identify, at every stage of a child’s...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Basic Skills (17 Sep 2015)

Nicholas Boles:, which is why we want to give all adults the opportunity to gain these necessary skills. Through a statutory entitlement, we fully fund all adults to achieve their first English and maths GCSE as well as any other qualifications which will help them find and sustain employment. This enables the Skills Funding Agency to continue to prioritise English and maths training for all adults....

Scottish Parliament: British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill (17 Sep 2015)

Mary Scanlon: ...that the bill represents, but there is still more to do. It is disappointing that there is no formal qualification to national 4 or 5 level. The Scottish Government always likes comparisons with England. In England, a GCSE in BSL has been developed and is being piloted in five schools and one college from this month. Given the equivalence between GCSEs and the national exams, I hope that...

Bills Presented — Armed Forces: Clause 13 — Local authority adoption functions: joint arrangements (16 Sep 2015)

Tristram Hunt: ...revealed the Liverpool challenge, which is beginning to take his work forward across the country. We must reform the upper-secondary curriculum, and develop a consensus to steer us away from the tired, GCSE model and towards a 14-to-19 baccalaureate model. We must attract high-quality teachers into low-income communities, because that is where they will make a real difference. Nothing in...

Bills Presented — Armed Forces: New Clause 1 — Schools where pupils do not fulfil potential (16 Sep 2015)

Nick Gibb: ...2014, 96.8% of pupils in the 163 grammar schools achieved an average of at least five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics, and 87% of pupils at grammar schools were entered for a foreign language GCSE. This strong academic ethos—a rigorous curriculum and the highest expectations for every child—has been at the heart of the Government’s reforms....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Gcse (16 Sep 2015)

Lord Quirk: ...what is their assessment of the criticisms of GCSEs by the High Master of St Paul’s School who was reported in the press on 18 August as saying that "one size doesn’t fit all" and that "the curse of GCSE is that the size on offer fits no one".

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Clause 2 - Apprenticeships reporting obligation (15 Sep 2015)

Jess Phillips: ...national leader in working with care leavers, for information. It told me that the young people it supports struggle to obtain apprenticeships, often due to the entry requirements, which may include five A to C grades at GCSE. As in the case study I outlined, school education is often disrupted for care leavers due to multiple placements. Combined with the impact of traumatic early...

Child Poverty — [Mr Gerald Howarth in the Chair] (15 Sep 2015)

Justin Tomlinson: ...of our children. The worklessness measures will identify the proportion of children living in workless households and of children in long-term workless households. The educational attainment measures will focus on GCSE attainment for all pupils and for disadvantaged pupils. We will develop a range of other measures and indicators of root causes of child poverty, including family breakdown,...

Succession to Peerages Bill [HL]: Second Reading (11 Sep 2015)

Lord Bridges of Headley: .... I can see the poster now: “Your peerage needs you!”. This debate reminds me that while a number of your Lordships have spent many years looking into this issue I am a mere novice, trying to get my GCSE on issues such as abeyance while many of your Lordships clearly have doctorates on the subject, so forgive me for stating the obvious and repeating a point made before. This...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices: Qualifications (11 Sep 2015)

Imran Hussain: ...of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the current number of intermediary qualification apprenticeships offering qualifications equivalent to five GCSE passes.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Gcse (11 Sep 2015)

Melanie Onn: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many secondary schools chose not to publish an overview of their GCSE results for the school year 2014-15.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Gcse (11 Sep 2015)

Melanie Onn: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she plans to require secondary schools to publish an overview of their annual GCSE results.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: GCSE and A level subject content consultation (10 Sep 2015)

Nick Gibb: ...apply, double entry accounting methods. There is also an increased emphasis on the use of accounting concepts and techniques in the analysis and evaluation of financial information. Ancient History GCSE requires the study of the history of at least two ancient societies drawn from 3000 BC to 500 AD. Each ancient society must constitute 20% or more of the qualification, and at least one...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Languages: GCSE (9 Sep 2015)

Tulip Siddiq: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of pupils entered for GCSEs in (a) Gujarati, (b) modern Hebrew, (c) Bengali and (d) Mandarin Chinese in each year since 2009.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Secondary Education: Assessments (9 Sep 2015)

Nicholas Dakin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how she plans to ensure that there are sufficient A Level and GCSE examination markers in 2016; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Education: GCE A-Level (9 Sep 2015)

Nick Gibb: ..., engineering, geology, psychology and sociology; and AS and A levels in environmental science, history of art, music technology and philosophy. The department is also consulting on content for GCSE, AS and A level in design and technology, for first teaching in September 2017. The results of these consultations will be announced later in the year. GCSEs and A levels in other...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Languages (9 Sep 2015)

Nick Gibb: ...for Education is currently in discussion with awarding organisations, Ofqual and others, including foreign embassies, to consider how best to maintain as wide a range of languages as possible at GCSE and A level. We are continuing to develop proposals to achieve this and will hold a more formal, public consultation in due course. I announced on 22 July 2015 that to avoid any gap in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army: Apprentices (9 Sep 2015)

Mark Lancaster: ...must achieve Level 2 functional skills in English and mathematics during the apprenticeship programme or must demonstrate that they have achieved a valid equivalent Level 2 qualification, such as a GCSE at grade A-C, before enrolment.

Summer-Born Children (Education Guidelines) (7 Sep 2015)

Stephen Hammond: ...intuitively one might expect this gap to decline as the child progresses through the education system, many studies show that children who are young for their year are typically still seeking to catch up at GCSE level and are less likely to go to university. In June this year, an article published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry confirmed the DFE study’s findings...

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