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Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Basic Skills: Young People (24 November 2014)

Nicholas Boles: ...’s employment outcomes and their general well-being. That is why English and maths are at the heart of all our major programmes, and full funding of tuition costs is available for provision up to GCSE level in English and maths for those who do not yet have those qualifications. In August 2013, we launched traineeships, which are available for 16-24 year olds. Traineeships is...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Religion: GCSE (21 November 2014)

Kevin Brennan: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent representations she has received on proposed content for the new religious studies GCSE.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Education (18 November 2014)

Lord Nash: The new core maths qualification is designed for students who have already achieved a GCSE grade C and wish to continue studying maths but not necessarily at AS/A level. Qualifications are already available for students that have not achieved a GCSE C grade in either maths or English but are not yet ready to retake their GCSE. A list of 263 stepping stone qualifications for teaching from...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Mathematics (17 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

John Cryer: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students on a 16 to 19 study programme and without a GCSE grade C or above in mathematics, did not study either a GCSE or an approved alternative qualification in mathematics in 2013-14.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Training (11 November 2014)

Nicholas Boles: The Government supports a range of training opportunities for adults who are not qualified to GCSE level. We provide full funding for adults of any age, irrespective of employment status, to study English and Maths up to and including Level 2 qualifications and to take GCSEs in these subjects. We also fully fund adults aged 19 to 23 to study for their first full Level 2 or learning...

Written Ministerial Statements — Education: Religious Studies (GCSEs and A-Levels) (7 November 2014)

Nick Gibb: ...higher education and future employment. In common with all our reformed GCSEs and A-levels, they will be high-quality, demanding and academically rigorous qualifications. The revised content for religious studies GCSE and A-levels is designed to provide students with a broader and deeper understanding of religion than previous specifications. For the first time, students studying the...

Women: Homelessness, Domestic Violence and Social Exclusion — Motion to Take Note (6 November 2014)

Baroness Rebuck: ...as functionally illiterate, struggling to understand a letter home from their son or daughter’s school and unable to read a bus or train timetable. Overall, 14.8 million adults have literacy skills below a GCSE grade C. There is a range of valuable studies by the National Literacy Trust, of which I declare I am a trustee, that demonstrate the particular role that poor literacy plays...

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Income Tax (5 November 2014)

Andrew Bridgen: ...to bring back the 50p tax rate. What does he say about the comments of Lord Myners, a Labour peer, who said of the shadow Chancellor: “The economic logic behind his thinking would not get him a pass at GCSE economics…he takes us back to old Labour and the politics of envy”? That was in The Daily Telegraph on 25 January 2014.

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Clause 44 - Commencement (4 November 2014)

Steve Webb: ..., at the point at which we set the levy, we will clearly have to have an assumption as the basis on which to do so, and we will need to be in that position before next April. The hon. Gentleman asked about the qualifications of the people providing the guidance. We are not saying, “You have to have a GCSE in pensions guidance.” That is not the way we are going to do it. We will...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Carers: Young People (4 November 2014)

Edward Timpson: Recent research shows that young carers have significantly lower educational attainment at GCSE level than their peers, equivalent to nine grades lower overall. That’s the difference between nine Bs and nine Cs. That shows why it is so important that schools are able to identify and support pupils who are young carers. However a legislative approach compelling them to do so is not in...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Climate Change: Curriculum (3 November 2014)

Lord Nash: The draft key stage 4 science curriculum, currently being consulted on, and the new science GCSE criteria, published in April 2014, include opportunities for students to learn about climate change as part of what they are taught about atmospheric and Earth science. This includes evidence for the composition and evolution of the Earth’s atmosphere since its formation, along with the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pre-School Education (3 November 2014)

Lord Nash: ...;s learning and development and to promote equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice. 2. Early Years Teachers must pass the same professional skills tests as trainee school teachers and must have GCSE English and maths at grade C or above on entry to training courses. 3. NCTL published new, more robust, criteria for level 3 qualifications in July 2013 – the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Secondary Education (3 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the teaching of philosophical and critical thinking in secondary schools at a (1) pre-GCSE, and (2) post-GCSE level.

Music Education — Question for Short Debate (28 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness Jolly: ...The noble Lord, Lord Aberdare, asked what the Government are doing to support the sharing of good practice; I think that I have covered that reasonably well. My noble friend Lady Walmsley asked about the EBacc; it is one of those chestnuts that keep coming around. Music GCSE continues to be the headline measure of school performance—the five As to Cs including English and maths...

Opposition Day — [8th allotted day]: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Welfare Reform (Disabled People) (28 October 2014)

Esther McVey: .... Access to Work is helping more people—5,000 more than in 2011-12. An extra 15 million has been put into that programme. Attainment levels for pupils with special educational needs have increased since 2010-11 at both GCSE and A-level. The number of disabled students gaining their first degree has increased from nearly 32,000 to nearly 40,000 now. We have also reduced the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Workplace Skills (27 October 2014)

Nicholas Boles: .... We have also raised the quality of apprenticeships and traineeships, and enabled more students to take part in work experience. Students who do not hold at least a grade C in maths and English GCSE at age 16 are now also required to continue to study those subjects.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Academies (27 October 2014)

Nick Gibb: ...local school to be a good school, and that is what the academies programme is delivering. Sponsored schools that have been open for four years are showing a 5.7 percentage point improvement in their GCSE results compared with their predecessor schools, so it is a programme that is working. I am afraid that in the past too many schools were left languishing under local authority control.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (27 October 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Nicky Morgan: As this is the first topical questions session since the summer results, let me congratulate all students who achieved GCSE and A-level results this summer, as well as their hard-working teachers and their families who supported them. I would particularly like to pay tribute to those achieving phonics results—we saw 102,000 more six-year-olds achieving the reading standards this...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Igcse (24 October 2014)

Nicholas Boles: Students on post-16 courses who hold an unregulated IGCSE qualification at Grade C or above will not be required to study maths and English GCSE in 2014/15 or 2015/16. No decision has been made in relation to students who sit the first new GCSEs in summer 2017 and enter post-16 education that September. An announcement will be made before September 2015 when the new GCSEs in maths and English...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment (24 October 2014)

Edward Timpson: The number and proportion of pupils at the end of key stage 4 with a hearing impairment who achieved 5 or more GCSE A* to C grades (or equivalent) in a) England, b) the South West and c) Plymouth in 2013 can be found in the table below. Pupils with a hearing impairment Number of eligible pupils1 Number of pupils achieving 5 or more A*-C GCSE grades (or equivalent) Percentage of...

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