Schools and Colleges: Qualification Results and Full Opening

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:52 pm on 1st September 2020.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport) 4:52 pm, 1st September 2020

I welcome the fact that there is money in the tutoring fund for 16-to-19 providers, but sixth-form colleges such as St Brendan’s in my constituency get less for pupils if they have to stay on for three years—perhaps because they are retaking GCSEs—than for pupils who just do the two years. Is it not time to rectify that anomaly and make sure that all pupils get the same funding, so that providers can give extra attention to those pupils who need it?