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Backbench Business: Summer Adjournment (21 Jul 2016)

Michelle Donelan: ...developed a reputation in the House for banging the drum on—some might say, banging on about—this topic, but it is crucial. The campaign is for the inclusion of the new, vastly improved design and technology GCSE in the English baccalaureate qualification. It is supported by the James Dyson Foundation, the Design and Technology Association, the Royal Academy of Engineering and...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Religion: Education (18 Jul 2016)

Nick Gibb: ...understanding among different faiths and beliefs, including non-religious beliefs. We have issued guidance for schools, local authorities and agreed syllabus conferences about the religious studies GCSE and the RE curriculum. The guidance states that there is no obligation for any school to give equal air time to the teaching of religious and non-religious views. It is for schools to...

Poverty - Motion to Take Note (14 Jul 2016)

Lord Storey: ...impacts on their education and school lives greatly, leaving them at a significant educational disadvantage. In fact, there is a 28% disparity between the number of impoverished students achieving five A* to C grades at GCSE level and their wealthier peers, according to Department for Education figures. This is not to mention the other challenges that children from poverty-stricken...

School Curriculum: Creative Subjects - Question (14 Jul 2016)

the Earl of Clancarty: My Lords, the Minister acknowledges the importance of creative subjects, but will she acknowledge the new statistics showing an 8% fall in the take-up of creative subjects at GCSE level in the past year alone? That clearly demonstrates the detrimental effect of the exclusion of these subjects from the EBacc.

Sats Results (12 Jul 2016)

Nick Gibb: ...—reforms which are working. Of course, it would have been easier not to have engaged with the reforms, and to have allowed the continued inflation of results—the year-on-year increases in GCSE grades and SAT test results—masking our decline in standards compared with the most successful education systems in the world. It would have been easier not to take on the vested...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Qualifications (12 Jul 2016)

Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether there was a significant disparity between the (1) GCSE, and (2) A-level, results of students living in rural areas and those in urban areas over the last five years.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Adoption (12 Jul 2016)

Lord Nash: Estimates of GCSE attainment of former looked after children who have been adopted were published for the first time this year. The statistics were published as experimental statistics because we estimate that they are based on around 30% of all children adopted from care[1]. The estimates show that 22.8% of former looked after children who have been adopted achieved 5 or more A*-C GCSEs or...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: GCSE (11 Jul 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many enlisted soldiers aged (a) under and (b) over 18 gained A*-C GCSE qualifications in (i) English and (ii) mathematics in the most recent year for which figures are available.

Online Abuse: Creative Industries (7 Jul 2016)

Fiona Mactaggart: .... Will he agree to meet the Minister for Schools and ask him, if the decline continues, to include at least one of these expressive subjects—students should be able to choose which—within the suite of mandatory GCSE subjects? If we do not do that, we will slide backwards. There is no doubt that our brilliant creative industries depend enormously on children having experience of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Languages: Education (6 Jul 2016)

Nick Gibb: ...in secondary education to be taught a broad and balanced curriculum, and that includes the opportunity to study a foreign language at Key Stage 3 and 4. In 2010, only 43% of pupils were studying a GCSE in a foreign language, down from 76% in 2000. Since the Government introduced the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), the proportion of the cohort in state schools that are entered for a modern...

Teachers Strike (5 Jul 2016)

Nick Gibb: ...years to prepare. The primary curriculum was published in 2013 and became law in September 2014, and the first assessment of it took place in May 2016. The first teaching of the English and maths GCSE reforms began in September 2015, after four or five years of preparation, and the first teaching of a number of other subjects will take place this September. I understand the work involved...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Arts: Secondary Education (5 Jul 2016)

Nick Gibb: ...in the highest performing jurisdictions around the world. Since the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) was first introduced the proportion of pupils in state-funded schools taking at least one GCSE in an arts subject has increased, rising from 46 per cent in 2011 to 50 per cent in 2015. From September 2016, schools will be teaching new gold standard GCSEs in music, dance, drama and art and...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Standards (5 Jul 2016)

Nick Gibb: ..., A Levels and primary school assessment to represent a new gold standard which enables students to compete with their peers in the world’s best school systems. From summer 2017 the standard of a GCSE “good pass” will be in line with the average performance in high-performing countries.

EBacc: Expressive Arts Subjects — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (4 Jul 2016)

Nick Gibb: ...world they inhabit, and a grasp of a language other than their own. Yet in 2010, many pupils—often those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds—were denied an education in that academic core. Only 31% of pupils took a GCSE in history and only 26% took a GCSE in geography. Only 43% took a foreign language GCSE—down from 76% in 2000. A flight away from a core academic...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: GCSEs: Languages (4 Jul 2016)

Jake Berry: What steps her Department is taking to increase the uptake of languages at GCSE.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Design and Technology: English Baccalaureate (1 Jul 2016)

Nick Gibb: ...for further study and careers in a range of design and engineering fields. Our reform ensures the Design and Technology curriculum and qualifications are aligned with industry practice. The new GCSE and A levels move the subject on from its craft-based roots into a high-tech qualification. The EBacc has been designed to be limited in its size in order to provide a rigorous academic core...

Public Institutions - Motion to Take Note (30 Jun 2016)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: ...is responsible for increasing their number in a very generous way. I give noble Lords just one little example from schools. It is the classic example of forms of accountability that create perverse incentives. A performance indicator for schools is the number of A to C passes at GCSE, and there are other benchmarks for primaries, sixth forms and so on. What does a rational school do? Well,...

Schools: Religious Education - Question (30 Jun 2016)

Lord Nash: The case was on a very narrow, technical point, but the noble Lord may be pleased to hear that all six GCSE-awarding bodies’ GCSE content includes development of students’ understanding of wider beliefs, including a non-religious world view. The judge made clear that there was no challenge to the content of the GCSE and no requirement in domestic or human rights law to give equal...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Gcse (29 Jun 2016)

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students in England achieved a GCSE grade (a) C, (b) D and (c) E as their highest grade in each of the last five years.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: GCSE Qualification Market and Grading (28 Jun 2016)

Peter Weir: ...are due to receive their grades over the summer. Irrespective of the awarding organisation, they will be graded on the basis of letters. Pupils finishing year 11 have completed their first year of GCSE courses, and, for those studying for English board exams, the two subjects affected are English and maths. My understanding is that a minimal number of pupils will be involved. The...


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