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Written Answers — Department for Education: Adult Education: Qualifications (20 Sep 2016)

Daniel Zeichner: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the examination boards in England, Wales and Northern Ireland collect data on the number of private candidates who sit GCSE and A-Level examinations.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Qualifications (20 Sep 2016)

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers in secondary schools are teaching subjects in which they do not have (a) a degree, (b) an A-Level and (c) an O-Level or GCSE at grade C or above for each subject taught.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Literacy (19 Sep 2016)

Lord Nash: ...strong literacy skills and makes English provision a priority for support within the adult skills system. We fully fund, through a statutory entitlement, all adults to achieve their first English GCSE at grade C or above as well as other qualifications which help them get to that level. We also support English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provision, in addition to DCLG’s...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Languages: GCE A-level (16 Sep 2016)

Nick Gibb: ...foreign languages started in 2004 when the former Government removed the compulsory study of languages from the Key Stage 4 curriculum. By 2010 fewer than half – 43 per cent – of pupils took a GCSE in a modern foreign language, down from 76 per cent of pupils in 2000. The inclusion of a modern foreign or ancient language in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) increased the number...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Gcse (16 Sep 2016)

Julian Sturdy: ...steps have been taken to ensure that teachers are able to identify the progress of students in (a) English language, (b) English literature and (c) mathematics who will be assessed using the new GCSE grading structure in the summer of 2017.

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education and Research Bill: Assessing the quality and standards of higher education (15 Sep 2016)

Jo Johnson: ...to be considered higher education. Otherwise, we could be powerless to prevent a provider offering a qualification in, for example, mathematics which might require students to achieve no higher standards than a C at GCSE, while potentially passing it off as a degree and collecting student support from the taxpayer. This would clearly be unacceptable. Let me be absolutely clear for the hon....

Grammar Schools - Question (15 Sep 2016)

Lord Nash: ...consequences for pupils not attending selective schools in areas where selection is allowed. In contrast, research from the Sutton Trust found no adverse effects of existing grammar schools on GCSE results for pupils in other schools.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Gcse (15 Sep 2016)

Pat McFadden: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children receiving free school meals obtained five GCSEs, including English and mathematics in each local authority area in England in the latest year for which figures are available.

Online Gaming (Consumer Protection): Funding for the Arts (13 Sep 2016)

Will Quince: ...a greater social benefit. Another issue I have raised with the Department for Education is schools’ relentless focus on EBacc subjects, which I understand is leading to fewer and fewer students taking up music and drama at GCSE and A-level. That could have catastrophic consequences for the long-term sustainability of the arts in this country. Now more than ever, the Arts Council has...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Prisoners: GCSE (13 Sep 2016)

Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 8 July (HL849), what is the difference in the rate of GCSE attainment between prisons where education is provided by the Offender Learning and Skills Service and the Skills Funding Agency, and privately managed prisons responsible for providing education under their contract with the National...

Lifelong Learning - Question for Short Debate (12 Sep 2016)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...the question of the ability of a student to transfer. We called for evidence and I will follow up with a letter giving more detail on that issue. For those who fall below the basic skills, we fully fund all adults to achieve their English and maths GCSE as well as other qualifications which help them achieve that level. We are also funding English for the speakers of other languages to...

Schools - Statement (12 Sep 2016)

Lord Nash: ...we should be very focused on primary schools. One of the things that we have said is that selective or independent schools may be able to help with primary education. Everybody gets so fixated on GCSE results but in fact the work, as we all know, has to be done in primaries. The depressing statistic is that if you do not get your required level 4 when leaving your primary school—your...

Schools that Work for Everyone (12 Sep 2016)

Jim Shannon: When it comes to schools that work for everyone, the Secretary of State says she wants views from everywhere. She will be aware that the exam results from schools in Northern Ireland for GCSE were some of the best in the United Kingdom. Has she had the opportunity to strategise those results for the benefit of the UK mainland?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Financial Services: Education (12 Sep 2016)

Edward Timpson: ...decisions. The primary mathematics curriculum places a stronger emphasis on essential knowledge, including the arithmetic underpinning calculations with money and percentages. The new mathematics GCSE is more challenging and demanding than before, and illustrates the essential concepts that all pupils must learn. For example, setting up, solving and interpreting the answers in growth and...

Fourth Industrial Revolution (8 Sep 2016)

Peter Kyle: ...is preventing the social and creative development that we need. In a report for the Edge Foundation, which he chairs, he says: “The government’s White Paper has a firm commitment for students to focus on seven academic subjects at GCSE – English language, English literature, maths, two sciences, a modern or ancient language, geography or history, plus probably a third...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Arts: GCSE (8 Sep 2016)

Gloria De Piero: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect on uptake at secondary schools of (a) art, (b) drama, (c) music and (d) other arts subjects at GCSE of the introduction of the Ebacc target for GCSE attainment.

Educational Performance: Boys (6 Sep 2016)

Nick Gibb: ...education. We have already made enormous strides. More than 1.4 million more pupils are now being taught in schools judged good or outstanding by Ofsted than in 2010. Once again, this year’s A-level and GCSE results are testimony to the hard work of thousands of pupils and teachers. But while it is right that we celebrate those achievements, we must also recognise that there are...

Exiting the European Union - Statement (5 Sep 2016)

Lord Bridges of Headley: We intend to stick by the conventions as they are set out in law. Clearly, this is a very complex set of negotiations; it makes the Schleswig-Holstein question look like a GCSE question. However, we should not use that as an excuse to dither or delay. We are therefore pressing ahead will all the points I set out this afternoon to collect and analyse the information as best we can and then to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Design and Technology (28 Jul 2016)

Lord Nash: ...the content of Design and Technology curriculum and qualifications set out the knowledge and skills sought by leading engineering employers and are aligned with high-tech industry practice. The new GCSE and A level begin to be taught from September 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Languages: GCSE (27 Jul 2016)

Gordon Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students in English state schools took at least one GCSE in a foreign language at the end of Key Stage 4 in 2014-15; and whether her Department made an estimate of the number of students expected to take at least one GCSE in a foreign language under the planned 90 per cent English Baccalaureate target.


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