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Women and Equalities: School Attainment Levels (26 Nov 2015)

Will Quince: I thank the Secretary of State for that response, but the sad reality is that, in 2014, 10% fewer boys attained A* to C at GCSE, including maths and English. What steps will she take as Minister for Women and Equalities and Education Secretary to close this gender gap and help boys to achieve their full potential?

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

Danny Kinahan: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the planned move to a numeric GCSE grading system in England on the comparability and portability of GCSE results in Northern Ireland.

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

Danny Kinahan: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has discussed the planned move to a numeric grading system for GCSEs in England with her Northern Ireland counterpart.

Royal Assent: Childcare Bill [Lords] (25 Nov 2015)

Lucy Frazer: for children on free school meals increases as they progress through school. In early years, the differential in performance is about 20%. As their schooling progresses, it widens such that by GCSE it can be as large as 30%. Unless we address disparities in education in the early years, these children will always be behind. The Bill will enable us to fill the gap.

Scottish Parliament: Children’s Grief Awareness Week (25 Nov 2015)

Nanette Milne: ...likely to attempt suicide in young adulthood and 50 per cent more likely to die before middle age. With regard to children’s education, the network notes that bereaved children can score half a grade lower in GCSE exams; in fact, girls bereaved of a sibling can score a full grade lower. Finally, the death of the parent of a child before the age of 16 is found to increase the chances...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children in Care: GCSE (24 Nov 2015)

Adam Afriyie: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of looked-after children have received at least five GCSEs at grades A*-C in each year since 2010.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Arts and Humanities: Education (24 Nov 2015)

Lord Nash: ...of five subject pillars and up to eight GCSEs, there is time in the curriculum for most pupils to study other valuable subjects. The proportion of pupils in state-funded schools taking at least one GCSE in an arts subject has increased since the EBacc was first introduced, rising from 46% in 2011 to 50% in 2015.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: European Social Fund (23 Nov 2015)

Phil Flanagan: ...and that the needs of those people are not reflected as highly as they should be. Other Members have highlighted issues that are particular to this fund, particularly the cap on a grade D at GCSE for training schemes.

Compulsory Emergency First Aid Education (State-funded Secondary Schools) Bill (20 Nov 2015)

Philip Davies: ...does not give them that support. The National Literacy Trust states: “Around 16 per cent, or 5.2 million adults in England, can be described as ‘functionally illiterate’. They would not pass an English GCSE and have literacy levels at or below those expected of an 11-year-old.” That is a serious problem, which schools should be addressing. The importance of that...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Digital Technology: Education (20 Nov 2015)

Nick Gibb: ...subjects in Key Stages 1 to 3 and the arts are one of four "entitlement areas” at Key Stage 4. Provisional figures show that since 2012, the percentage of pupils for all schools with at least one GCSE entry in an arts subject has increased from 44.4% to 48.7% in 2015.[1] We are reforming all GCSEs and A levels, including STEM and arts subjects, to make them robust and rigorous; to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Video Games: Curriculum (19 Nov 2015)

Nick Gibb: ...and tech levels to develop the knowledge and skills that enable entry to employment. We have no plans to make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a computer games studies qualification at GCSE or A level.

Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day]: Further Education (18 Nov 2015)

Neil Carmichael: ...That is not a good commentary on our situation, and we must improve it. It is right that the FE sector tackles maths, but it is worth asking whether that should be done through repeated attempts at GCSE retakes or through some other form of numeracy measurement. In short, we need an innovative FE sector that is clearly and properly led, that engages with the world of work, and that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: GCSE Grading (17 Nov 2015)

John O'Dowd: ...them with the process moving forward. However, it is worth noting that, particularly in universities, it is only in a very limited number of courses that a university will go down as far as GCSE grades, and those are the highest-demand subjects in a variety of universities. I suspect that there is a long way to go before a university will go to GCSEs, because, for a number of those...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Prisons: Education (16 Nov 2015)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many different (a) GCSE, (b) A-level and (c) NVQ subjects are available for prisoners to study through the Prison Service.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Shared Education Bill: Second Stage (10 Nov 2015)

Sandra Overend: ...practical reasons, will not work."— [Official Report, Vol 103, No 6, p52, col 1]. I repeat that challenge today. Surely shared education cannot be simply about busing children from one type of school to share, say, a physics GCSE class with children from another type of school in order to make up the numbers. Surely shared education cannot simply be about building a new school...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Further Education (9 Nov 2015)

Nicholas Boles: ...staff in the sector – with a priority on English and Maths. Furthermore, 3,800 existing FE teachers have benefited from enhancement programmes designed to improve teacher confidence and knowledge of new GCSE English and Maths qualifications. Further information on Further Education teacher training can be found in the ‘Get into Teaching’ website[2] and FE advice...

[Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] — backbench business — School Funding (5 Nov 2015)

James Heappey: ...funding over the river than at the other end of the M4. Over those 10 years, however, the attainment gap has not only closed but reversed. Ten years ago, 47.3% of pupils in Southwark achieved five or more A* to C grades at GCSE, compared with 56.6% of pupils in Somerset. There was clearly a need for intervention, and well done to the Government of the day for intervening, but the problem...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Education reform: Revised design and technology GCSE content (4 Nov 2015)

Nick Gibb: ...provides a reliable measure of students’ achievement. The reforms are extensive and represent a new qualification gold standard. Today, I am publishing subject content for Design and Technology GCSE, for first teaching in 2017. This follows a public consultation which ran from 1 July 2015 until 26 August 2015. The new content moves the subject on from its craft based roots into a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Post-primary Transfer Process (3 Nov 2015)

Sandra Overend: find their full potential. The question is how we assess individuals. Universities select students on the basis of their A-level exam results, sixth-form colleges select their A-level students on the basis of their GCSE results and most, if not all, secondary schools stream their pupils on the basis of objective academic criteria. It is entirely possible to be 100% against the P7 test...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Design: Curriculum (3 Nov 2015)

Nick Gibb: Design and Technology (D&T) is compulsory in the national curriculum in England at key stages 1 to 3. By introducing a new, more rigorous D&T curriculum in 2014 and reforming the subject’s GCSE and A level qualifications, we have taken important steps to make D&T a more attractive subject to study, paving the way for young people to progress into careers in a vast range of...

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