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Backbench Business: Young People in Care (27 January 2015)

Craig Whittaker: ...in care at 16, 36% were not in education, employment or training and only 6% of all care leavers are in higher education, compared with 43% of their peers. Less than 26% of children in care obtain five good grades at GCSE, compared with more than 70% of their peers, and 23% of the adult population in our jails have had experience of the care system. Around a quarter of those living on the...

Schools: Foreign Languages — Question (26 January 2015)

Lord Nash: ...are, but obviously we will keep this matter under review. We do feel that we need to redress the situation in languages. The European Survey on Language Competences in 2012 showed us that our 2011 GCSE students were the worst at languages across all the countries surveyed.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Behaviour Disorders: Children (26 January 2015)

David Laws: ...in table 9a of the ‘National curriculum assessments at key stage 2, 2014 (revised)’[1] Statistical First Release. For key stage 4 the same information is published in table 1 of the Statistical Release ‘GCSE and equivalent attainment by pupil characteristics, 2012/13’.[2] [1] www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-curriculum-assessm...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Gcse (26 January 2015)

Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the estimated per-pupil cost was of GCSE re-sits in state schools for the latest period for which figures are available.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Downe Hospital/Daisy Hill Hospital: Future of Services (20 January 2015)

Jim Wells: ...that we had absolutely no choice, and that the decision on Daisy Hill is based on the best clinical assessment of the situation. Now, am I going to ignore the stats and the science and say, with my GCSE biology, that I know better? When all the clinicians and medical experts are telling me that the best way forward for stroke patients in Northern Ireland is centralised specialist units...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Vocational Education (19 January 2015)

Nicholas Boles: ...removed thousands of low-quality qualifications from performance league tables, introduced the requirement to carry on studying English and maths for young people who have not yet achieved Cs at GCSE and invested in 2 million high-quality apprenticeships since 2010.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (19 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Nicky Morgan: ...GCSEs will be more challenging and will ensure vital numeracy skills. As my hon. Friend the Minister for Skills and Equalities has said, young people beyond the age of 16 without a good pass at GCSE are now required to continue with mathematics, and for those with a grade C or above, new core maths qualifications that include financial literacy will improve numeracy further.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Science: Females (16 January 2015)

Nick Gibb: ...science and mathematics GCSEs, and achieve similar results, many fewer girls than boys progress to physics and mathematics A levels. For example, last summer some 130,000 students studied physics GCSE (64,000 girls and 66,000 boys), but at A level, this had dropped to just 25,000 boys and 7,000 girls. There are some positive signs. A record number of students are now studying science...

Written Ministerial Statements — Education: Design and Technology GCSE (16 January 2015)

Nick Gibb: ...are prepared for life in modern Britain. The reforms are extensive and represent a new qualifications standard, keeping pace with universities’ and employers’ needs. Draft content for the new GCSE in design and technology was consulted on in Autumn 2014. The consultation showed many positive reactions to the creation of a single title for design and technology and the way in...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Design and Technology GCSE (16 January 2015)

Lord Nash: ...are prepared for life in modern Britain. The reforms are extensive and represent a new qualifications standard, keeping pace with universities’ and employers’ needs. Draft content for the new GCSE in Design and Technology was consulted on in Autumn 2014. The consultation showed many positive reactions to the creation of a single title for Design and Technology and the way in...

Deaf Students (Educational Achievement) (13 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Edward Timpson: ...school with good GCSEs, and we want them to aspire to reach their full potential. In 2012-13—the latest year for which data are available—73.5% of deaf children achieved five or more A to C grades in GCSE, compared with 50% in 2008-09. For pupils without SEN, those figures were 89% and 80% respectively. Over that period, deaf pupils progressed at approximately twice the rate of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Education Funding (13 January 2015)

Sean Rogers: ...the motion to reflect the views of our schools. The extremely challenging financial environment that schools face is not exclusive to 2015-16. As Mr Allister said during Question Time, when a child starts their study at GCSE or A level, it is a two-year commitment. Schools are also expected to have a three-year budget plan. When a child begins P1, there is a seven-year commitment....

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Grammar School Funding (13 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Fiona Mactaggart: I am proud to represent a town that has some of the best schools in the country and is in the top 10 for GCSE achievement; I am talking about both grammar and non-selective schools in Slough. I am very concerned about the consequences of the sixth form funding situation for all schools in Slough. When I was first elected, not all the schools in my constituency had sixth forms, but they now...

Written Answers — Department for Education: GCSE: Disadvantaged (9 January 2015)

Nigel Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils on free school meals gained five good GCSEs in (a) Ribble Valley constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) the UK in 2014.

Early Years Intervention — Motion to Take Note (8 January 2015)

Lord Nash: ...-quality early years provision, especially from age two upwards, has benefits for children’s all-round attainment and behaviour, particularly for disadvantaged children, and that these endure all the way through to GCSE and future earnings. Attending preschool has led to young people getting higher total GCSE scores and higher grades. They are more likely to achieve five or more good...

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Third Reading (6 January 2015)

Lord Pannick: ...tribute—I emphasise “genuine tribute”—to the Minister, who has applied his formidable skills of reason and eloquence, and has done so with consummate courtesy, to a text that would barely muster a pass mark in GCSE legal studies, if there is such a thing. When the noble Lord was appointed to his position on the Front Bench, he would no doubt have looked forward to...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Reformed AS and A-Level Content (6 January 2015)

Lord Nash: ...from mathematics and further mathematics for which first teaching is deferred until September 2017. This will give mathematics students the best opportunity to benefit from the new qualifications at GCSE and A level. The decision is informed by advice from ALCAB and Ofqual’s Chief Regulator. The Department has also consulted upon the content for GCSEs in art and design, dance, music,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: GCSE: Stoke on Trent (5 January 2015)

Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils at schools in Stoke-on-Trent Central constituency received five A to C grades in GCSEs in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Department for Education: English Baccalaureate (18 December 2014)

David Laws: .../10 and 36.1%[1] in 2013/14. Information on the percentage of pupils entered for the components of the English Baccalaureate for 2009/10 and 2013/14 is published online in table 1b of the 2013/14 GCSE statistical first release at: www.gov.uk/government/statistics/provisional-gcse-and-equiva lent-results-in-england-2013-to-2014 [1] The 2014 performance measures are published on the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Education: Reformed AS and A-Level Content (18 December 2014)

Nick Gibb: ...from mathematics and further mathematics for which first teaching is deferred until September 2017. This will give mathematics students the best opportunity to benefit from the new qualifications at GCSE and A-level. The decision is informed by advice from ALCAB and Ofqual’s chief regulator. The Department has also consulted upon the content for GCSEs in art and design, dance, music,...

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