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Written Answers — Department for Education: Gcse (28 Apr 2016)

Neil Coyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that GCSE students are able to study expressive arts subjects alongside those subjects included in the English Baccalaurate; and whether studying such subjects will require taking more than the current average number of GCSEs taken in England.

Armed Forces Bill - Report (27 Apr 2016)

Lord Judd: ..., and within all the constraints of practice, I wish to comment on the important points which the Minister has made before I close. Functional skills provided by the Army are not the equivalent of GCSE grades D to G, as the Wolf Review of Vocational Education made clear. GCSE courses are longer and much more involved than functional skills courses, despite their notionally comparable...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: GCE A-level (25 Apr 2016)

Mark Lancaster: ...pursue A-levels as part of their elective personal development with the support of learning credits schemes, but the details of such A-level qualifications are not held centrally. Armed Forces : GCSE (Word Document, 15.33 KB)

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: GCSE (25 Apr 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 33689, how many teachers of GCSE (a) English and (b) mathematics were employed by the armed forces in each of the last five years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Parental Involvement: Academies (25 Apr 2016)

Nicky Morgan: ..., but the important reason for that is to make sure that our young people have the basics of the reading, writing and maths that will help them to progress in life. We know the difference in GCSE results between key stage 2 pupils at the end of primary who get to the expected level in reading, writing and maths, and those who do not. That can hold people back for life, and that is not fair.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Curriculum (20 Apr 2016)

Nick Gibb: ...academic curriculum up to the age of 16. The core academic curriculum refers to the English Baccalaureate (EBacc). The Government’s ambition is for 90% of pupils to enter the EBacc subjects at GCSE. The national curriculum serves an important role in setting out the sort of knowledge-based, ambitious, academically rigorous education which every child should experience. It enables...

Backbench Business: Children’s Homes — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (19 Apr 2016)

Ann Coffey: care homes face huge challenges compared with other children in care. They are typically older and more likely to have emotional and behavioural difficulties. They are more likely to have substance misuse issues, more likely to have engaged in criminal activity, and more likely to be excluded from school and achieve worse GCSE results. They are also more likely to go missing from their...

Educational Attainment: Yorkshire and the Humber (18 Apr 2016)

Nick Gibb: ...rigorous education in a well-run and orderly school should be seen not as a luxury, but as a right for every child. The hon. Member for Batley and Spen raised the issue of the disparity in GCSE attainment between London and Yorkshire and the Humber. There is also, of course, a disparity within Yorkshire and the Humber, with performance ranging from 63.7% of pupils in York achieving five A*...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: GCSE (18 Apr 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many enlisted soldiers who were not commissioned officers gained GCSEs in (a) English and (b) mathematics while serving in the army in each of the last five years; and how many such soldiers gained GCSEs in (i) English and (ii) mathematics within four years of enlisting.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: GCSE (18 Apr 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial provision he has made for supporting armed forces recruits to obtain A* to C passes in GCSE English and mathematics if required.

Business of the House (14 Apr 2016)

Gareth Thomas: The one exam board that offers GCSE and A-level exams in Gujarati and other so-called minority languages has confirmed its intention to stop doing so in the summer of 2018, despite Ministers’ promises last year that those exams would continue. May we have a debate on what action we as the House of Commons can take to stop the language of Mahatma Gandhi, of Prime Minister Modi and,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Academies (14 Apr 2016)

Lord Nash: ...their results by an average of 10 percentage points since opening. This is more than double the rate of improvement in local authority maintained schools over the same period. In addition, the 2015 GCSE results show that secondary converter academies are outperforming the national average and, despite starting from a high bar, show continued improvement. Indeed, as Her Majesty’s...

Schools White Paper (13 Apr 2016)

Nick Gibb: children starting secondary school having learned the rules of grammar and punctuation for the first time in a generation. The Government have eradicated grade inflation in our public exams—the GCSE and the A-level—which are being reformed so that they are on a par with the best qualifications in the world. What the Government are doing in education is real; that is why it...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Carers (12 Apr 2016)

Edward Timpson: attracting pupil premium funding to the schools that they attend. Additionally, all young people who have not achieved their full potential at age 16 in terms of achieving a grade C in English and maths GCSE at the age of 16 attract extra funding to provide the educational support they need to achieve and progress. Any young carer who finds themselves in this situation will be able to...

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

Royston Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the year 7 catch-up premium in raising pupil attainment at GCSE level.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Vocational Education: Hearing Impairment (11 Apr 2016)

Nicholas Boles: an apprenticeship. We encourage the use of reasonable adjustments to support apprentices with disabilities, who are also able to apply for Access to Work funding. These are in place within GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications and can include extra time, use of speech recognition technology, a reader, a sign language interpreter and modified papers (such as braille or enlarged...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Arts: GCSE (7 Apr 2016)

the Earl of Clancarty: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals took Art and Design GCSE in each year since 2011 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland combined, and what percentage of the total number of GCSEs this constitutes.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Government Response to the Consultation on Ofqual’s National Reference Test (24 Mar 2016)

Nick Gibb: a further step in the Government’s reform agenda, which will deliver robust and rigorous qualifications for England’s students. Before 2010, pupils received successively higher grades at GCSE each year, but in international league tables England’s performance stagnated. Ofqual has halted this grade inflation through the use of comparable outcomes.[2] Ofqual is...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Education: Business (23 Mar 2016)

Nicholas Boles: study those subjects post-16. We have also increased the level we expect people to study in apprenticeships and in traineeships and fully fund all adults to achieve their first English and maths GCSE. In addition, we are jointly leading a programme to reform Functional Skills qualifications to ensure they are robust and credible qualifications that develop the skills that employers need.

Written Answers — Department for Education: STEM Subjects: Females (21 Mar 2016)

Craig Whittaker: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase the study of STEM subjects by girls at GCSE.

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