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Debate on the Address: The Economy and Work (26 May 2016)

George Howarth: ...are brought within the reach of our country. We also need to talk about education. We have serious problems with education in Knowsley. I do not want to go into too much detail, but we have a serious problem of under-attainment at GCSE level.

Schools: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities - Motion to Take Note (26 May 2016)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: ...for keeping them safe. I urge the Minister to give an undertaking that she will consider this. Finally, one of the central themes of the Government’s new legislative agenda is improving the life chances of the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK. Education is at the heart of this, as we know that those who lack good qualifications—five A* to C grades at...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: GCSE (26 May 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what opportunities the Department offers to trainee soldiers under the age of 18 to re-sit GCSEs as part of their elective personal development.

Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training (25 May 2016)

Lucy Powell: ...patchy. Analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that only three of the biggest academy chains got a positive value-added rating and that just one of the 26 biggest primary sponsors achieved results above the national average. In areas where there is still underachievement at GCSE, most or all secondary schools are already academies. The highest-performing part of our school system is in...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Business: Education (25 May 2016)

Sam Gyimah: ...That is why we are funding The Careers & Enterprise Company to increase the number and quality of contacts between young people and businesses, including entrepreneurs. We have revised the business GCSE, so that from September 2017 there is greater depth and breadth and a clearer focus on the overall purpose, features and workings of businesses and how to apply this knowledge in a...

Schools: Modern Languages - Question (24 May 2016)

Baroness Coussins: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the announcement by OCR that they are to discontinue GCSE and A-level examinations in French, German and Spanish.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: GCSE (23 May 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 25 April 2016 to Question 34910, what qualifications are required by his Department for English and mathematics tutors who teach functional skills in numeracy and literacy.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: GCSE (23 May 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what opportunities his Department offers to trainee soldiers aged under 18 to resit GCSEs as part of their elective personal development.

Petition - Closure of Lloyds Bank in Bredbury: Detention of Kamal Foroughi in Iran (19 May 2016)

Richard Bacon: ...the position of the Government of Iran, we can respect their position. When I met the chargé d’affaires, Mr Habibollahzadeh, two weeks ago, he lobbied me about the fact that OCR had withdrawn the Persian GCSE. I spoke to the Education Secretary about it and she told me yesterday that Pearson had agreed to take it on. That is one more indication of the efforts that are being made...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Lord Cashman: ...all students should have access to drama as a subject in schools, taught by specialist-trained drama teachers with qualified teacher status. Drama is a distinct art form and should have its own subject status, separate to English, in both primary and secondary schools. For drama to be engaging before GCSE level requires trained and qualified drama teachers in secondary schools. In primary...

Term-Time Holidays (19 May 2016)

Nick Gibb: ...evidence showing that time spent in school is one of the single strongest determinants of a pupil’s academic success. At secondary school, even a week off can have a significant impact on a pupil’s GCSE grades. This is unfair to children and potentially damaging to their life chances. That is why we have unashamedly pursued a zero-tolerance policy on unauthorised absence. We...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (18 May 2016)

David Cameron: ...will see in the months to come. After a strong family, the greatest driver of opportunity is a good school. Under the last Labour Government, the number of pupils studying core academic subjects at GCSE halved and, according to the OECD, the generation educated under that Government is among the least literate and numerate in the developed world. This Government are determined to turn...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Gcse (12 May 2016)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis they have carried out of the performance of sponsored academy schools compared to similar local authority maintained schools based on GCSE results in (1) 2013, (2) 2014, and (3) 2015.

School Admissions Code - Question for Short Debate (11 May 2016)

Lord Storey: ...most noticeable in primary school children, but the learning gap is still statistically significant right up until school-leaving age. This is demonstrated by the fact that summer-born children are 5% less likely to get A to C grades at GCSE than their autumn-born friends. Also pertinent is the fact that summer-born children in large urban schools tend to do significantly worse than those...

Life Chances Strategy - Question for Short Debate (11 May 2016)

Baroness Stroud: ...of unmanageable personal debt. This could be classified as being behind on one’s rent or needing an APA in universal credit, which are indicators of unmanageable personal debt. For future life chances, we need a measurement of GCSE attainment at 16, as already planned. We could also include reporting on early years school readiness, tests for seven year-olds and 11 year-olds, and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: GCSE (11 May 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2016 to Question 34910, how many Guided Learning Hours are required for recruits to complete a (a) GCSE and (b) Level 2 in numeracy or literacy.

Polytechnics - Question for Short Debate (5 May 2016)

Lord Baker of Dorking: .... Most technical subjects are now thrust out of schools below 16; there are very few left. I introduced design and technology in the 1980s, a very popular course; for the past five years, the numbers of both GCSE and A-level entrants have dropped by 20% and 30% respectively. We are therefore seeing a whole host of youngsters who have had no practical experience of anything technical. This...

Backbench Business - Education Funding in Londonbackbench Business (4 May 2016)

Andrew Slaughter: ...losing. This has already been mentioned, but London schools are doing brilliantly compared with what happened under previous Conservative Governments. In 2002, the percentage of pupils getting five A* to C grades at GCSE was 35%, and by 2013 it had almost doubled to 64%. For disadvantaged pupils, it had more than doubled, from 23% to 49%. That is what we are putting at risk with these...


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